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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



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HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Lillington, Harnett County, N. C M 

NOVEMBER 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1876. 



FERKELL BROOKS, Moderator, Jonesboro', N. C. 
ELI HILLIARD. Clerk, Chalk Level, N, C. 
H. 1) JUDD. Reading Clerk. 



RALEIGH : 
EDWARDS, BROUG-HTON & CO , PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

November, 1876. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 




HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Lillington, Harnett County, SL CL t , 



NOVEMBER 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1876. 



TERRELL BROOKS, Moderator, Jonesboro*, N. C. 
ELI MILLIARD. Clerk, Chalk Leyel, N, C. 
H. D. JUDD, Reading Clerk. 



RALEIGH: 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO ■, PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

NOVBMBEB, 1876. 



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ORDAINED MINISTERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 



Allen Betts, 


Winslow, 


North Carolina. 


A. N. Campbell, 


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T. J. Hunt, 


Norval, 


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H. D. Judd, 


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LICENTIATES. 




. J. W. YARBROUGH, 


Norval, 


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H. W. Graham, Swan Station, 



PROCEEDINGS 



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Lillington, Harnett Co,, V. C, 
Thursday, November 2nd, 1876. 

The Delegates and Ministers assembled according to pre- 
vious appointment. 

Elder H. D. Judd preached the Denominational Introduc- 
tory Sermon from 1st Timothy, 3rd chap,, 15th verse : " The 
pillar and ground of the truth." 

Prayer by Elder O. Churchill. 

After an intermission of one hour for dinner, the Associa- 
tion was called to order by the Moderator, Elder Terrell 
Brooks. 

Prayer by Elder J. C. Marcom. 

Elder H. D. Judd and Bro. Eli Hilliard were appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

The list of the Churches called and the following Delegates 
were enrolled : 

qf( Baptist Grove— D. D. Senter, Jas. A. Baughcom, Eli Hilliard, and A. Y. 

fajm Tutor. 

^f Hector's Creek— J. A. Senter, J.|F. Carter, B. F. 'Campbell, J. C. Smith and 

^.r- Jas. A. Johnson. 

^^ Holly Springs— J. B. Patterso 'j Thomas Holder and R. J. Patterson. 

fjj Lillington— W . F. Marsh, W. R. Kivett and J. B. Hornrind. 

^^ Jonesboro— Terrell Brooks. 

Cumberland Union— J. M. Thomas, M. G. Dorsett and S. J. Blanchard. 

Antioch—J. W. Yarbrough and H. B. Hunt. 
Juniper Spings — S. F. Thomas. 

¥r Kinnie's Creek— Not represented. 

Petitioning letters being called for, the church at Came- 
ron's Grove presented a letter from the Cedar Creek Associa- 



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tion, certifying its dismission, to join the Little River Associa- 
tion, with a letter from the church asking admission into the 
body, and, 

On motion, the same was received, and H. W. Graham was 
welcomed to a seat as a delegate from that church. 

Bethel Church also sent delegates, Jacob "West, L. T. 
West and Jesse Page, with a letter asking admission, stating 
the time of its organization, and by whom, and, 

On motion, the same was received and the delegates wel- 
comed to seats. 

The church at Friendship also presented a letter of dismis- 
sion from the Raleigh Association, with a petitioning letter 
for reception, and was received, and delegates L. W. Byrd 
and A. J. Williams were duly recognized and welcomed to 
seats. 

The Association proceeded to elect a Moderator. 

H. W. Graham and J. A. Baughcom were appointed tellers. 

Result : the re-election of Elder Terrell Brooks. 

On motion, the election for Clerk resulted in the election of 
Eli Hilliard. 

Eli Hilliard was also appointed Treasurer. 

On motion, the Moderator and Deacons of Lillington 
Church were appointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

Corresponding Messengers were invited to seats, and the 
following brethren appeared : 

From Baleigh Association — Elder J. C. Marcom and Bro. William Pearson. 
From Cedar Creek Association — Elders A. B. Alderman, J. M. Beasley and 
William Brunt. 

On motion, a Committee on Arrangements was appointed, 
viz : A. Betts, O. Churchill, W. Brunt, J. C. Marcom and J. 
M. Beasley. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9£ o'clock, A. M. 

Prayer by Elder William Brunt. 



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Friday, Nov. 3rd, 1876. 

After religious exercises, conducted by the Moderator, the 
names of the delegates were called. 

Announcement that Brother Jesse Page had arrived from 
Bethel Church. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and corrected. 

Ordained Ministers of the Association present : Elders Al- 
len Betts, A. N. Campbell, O. Churchill, T. J. Hunt and H. 
D. Judd. 

The Committee on Arrangement reported, and, 

On motion, the report was received, upon which, 

The following Committees were appointed : 

On Finance— T. J. Hunt and M. G. Dorsett. 

On Church Letters — A. J. Kivett and J. W. Graham. 

On Bible Schools— A. N. Campbell, W. R. Kivett and J. W. Yarbrough. 

On Home Missions — O. Churchill, J. M. Thomas and L. T. West. 

On Prayer Meetings — A. Betts, J. West and L. B. Hunt. 

On Periodicals— H. D. Judd, J. A. Baughcom and H. W. Graham. 

On Education — William Brunt, A. J. Kivett and J. A. Senter. 

On Foreign Missions — J. M. Beasley, W. F. Marsh and D. D. Senter. 

On Temperance — A. B. Alderman, B. F. Campbell and L. W. Byrd. 

On motion, Correspondents to sister Associations were ap- 
pointed, viz : 

To Sandy Creek— A. K Campbell, W. F. Marsh and H. W- Graham. 
To Cedar Creek— A. Betts, A. J. Kivett and L. T. West. 
To Raleigh— O. Churchill, H. D. Judd and Eli Hilliard. 

Elder O. Churchill reported from Sandy Creek Asssocia- 
tion, and also Elder A. Betts from the Raleigh Association. 

On motion, Elders Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, O. Church- 
ill, H. D. Judd and T. J. Hunt were appointed a Committee 
to select an Executive Board. 

On motion, called off a short while for preaching. 

Elder J. M. Beasley preached from Ephesians, 6 : 18 : 
" Praying always with all prayers and supplications in the 
spirit," &c. 



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Friday Afternoon. 

Moderator in the Chair. 

The body called to order at 2 o'clock, P. M. 

The Committee on Education reported the following : 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Brother Moderator: — It is unnecessary to say that education is sadly neg- 
lected. Much is left undone, much might be do .e. We would submit the 
following positions as right and capable of defence: 

I. That it is right to encourage every kind of education that is in har- 
mony with the mind of God. 

II. That it is our duty to encourage the erection of suitable school-houses 
in every community. 

III. That it is our interest and duty to encourage and rewad competency 
in teaching. 

IV. That it is indispensable to the best success of the cause of Christ in 
our midst that Wake Forest College be fully endowed . 

Respectfully, WILLIAM BRUNT, 

A. J. KIVETT, 
J. A. SENTER, 

Committee. 

After interesting speeches on the subject of Education by 
Elders William, Brunt, A. B. Alderman, J. C. Marcom and 
others, the report was adopted. 

The Committee on Home Missions offered the following 
report : 

REPORT ON HOME MISSION. 

We regret that the majority of the churches in our bounds have done so 
little by contribution to this object, forgetting the large fields that are bar- 
ren and suffering for the want of occupancy all over the State. It is im- 
portant that we occupy the waste places of our own Association so far as is 
practicable, that every one give to this object as the Lord has prospered him. 
Besolved, That the ministers of this Association be requested to preach 
at least one sermon to each of their churches during the next year on the sub- 
ject of Home Missions, and take up a collection for the same. All of which 
is respectfully submitted, 

O.CHURCHILL, 
L. T. WEST, 
J. M. THOMAS, 
Committee. 



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After interesting speeches by Elders O. Churchill, J", M. 
Beasley, Allen Betts and William Brunt, 
On motion, the report was adopted. 
The Committee on Finance reported the following : 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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$14 30 


$5 25 


$3 10 


$2 46 


$1 94 



All of which is respectfully submitted, 



T. J. HUNT, 

M. G. DORSETT, 

Committee, 



On motion, the report was adopted. 

On modon, adjourned till to-morrow 9j- o'clock A. M., with 
the understanding that there be preaching to night ; after 
which, there be a collection for Home Missions. 

Prayer by Elder A. Betts. 

Elder A. B. Alderman preached at night from Hebrews, 
2:3: " How shall we escape if we neglect so great salva- 
tion." After which, the collection for Home Missions was 
taken up, amounting to $6.13* 



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Saturday, Nov. 4th, 1876. 

Exercises opened by the Moderator, 

Prayer by H. W. Graham. 

Names of delegates called. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and corrected. 

The Committee on Periodicals reported the following : 

KEPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

We believe that it would be to the interest of every Baptist family within 
the bounds of our young Association to subscribe as early as possible for 
the Biblical Recorder, which we take to be a fair exponent of our religious 
principles. We would also recommend Kind Words to the favorable atten- 
tion of our Sabbat h Schools. Respectfully submitted, 

H. D. JUDD, 
J. A. GRAHAM, 
J. A. BAUGHCOM, 
Committee. 

After solicitations by Elder J. 0. Marcom, in behalf of the 
Biblical Recorder, and remarks by Elder Judd and others, 
On motion, the report was adopted. 
The Committee on Foreign Missions reported the following : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

On the subject of Foreign Missions, your committee would beg leave to 
say that the work is no longer a doubtful enterprise, but success, cheering 
and comforting success, has attended the labors of our missionaries in for- 
eign lands. At the beginning of the past century there were no missionary 
societies in the United States, and now there are one hundred who raise 
millions of dollars annually for mission purposes. 

One hundred years ago there were no missionaries among the heathen, 
now there are over three thousand, seven hundred native assistants. A 
hundred years ago there were no churches on heathen soil, now there are 
4,000 christian churches where heathenism once prevailed. One hundred 
years ago there were no heathen converts, now there are more than 380,000 
converted heathens, who are members of christian churches. One hundred 
years ago there were no christian schools, now there are 3,000 with 550,000 



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children under christian instruction. One hundred years ago there was not 
a single Bible in heathen language, now it is translated into 120 of the most 
important heathen languages. 

Oh, the encouragement we have in working in this department of chris- 
tian labor. Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, 
W. F. MARSH, 
D. D. SENMER, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elders A. B. Alderman, Allen Betts T, 
J. Hunt, and others, 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The letter from Antioch having arrived, Brethren J. W. 
Yarbrough and L. B. Hunt were welcomed to seats. 

The Committee to select an Executive Board reported the 
following : 

From Lillington, A. J. Kivett. 

From Juniper Springs, C. B. McNeill. 

From Cumberland Union, J. D. Weathers. 

From Antioch, J. W. Yarbrough. 

From Hector's Creek, Eli Carter. 

From Baptist Grove, D. D. Senter. 

From Holly Springs, Wm Patterson. 

From Jonesboro, A. M. Brooks. 

From Friendship, Wm. Allen. 

From Bethel, Jacob West. 

From Cameron's Grove, C. H. Wilson. 

From Kinnie's Creek, W. H. Holland. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALLEN BETTS, Chairman. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The following amendment to Article 1st of the Constitu- 
tion of this body, was offered by Elder A. Jf. Campbell ; 
wherein, the Article reads thus : 



This Association shall be composed of members, not to exceed five from 
each church. 



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I move to amend it thus : 

This Association shall be composed of all the ordained ministers in our 
Union and delegates, not to exceed five from each church. 

On motion, the amendment was laid on the table. 
On motion, adjourned till 2 o'clock P. M. 
Elder Allen Betts preached from Collossians, 3 : 17 : "And 
whatsoever ye do, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus," &c. 



Saturday Afternoon. 

The Committee on Church Letters reported, and the report 
was adopted as follows : 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

Whilst upon examination of the letters sent up from the several churches 
composing the little River Association, we find that during the past year 
God in his wisdom has been pleased to call one from our number by the 
messenger of death. We are thankful to God that a number of our churches 
have been blessed with refreshing seasons of the outpouring of His grace, 
and the conversion of souls brings us a total increase of 37 members. We 
find that the baptisms for the past year have been 56, and that the dismis- 
sions have been less by ten. The letters from the churches only report 
four Sabbath Schools, 130 scholars and 21 teachers. This cause of so few 
schools is, to some extent, a failure of the clerks of the several churches to 
report the number of their Sunday Schools. 703 members in all the churches, 
2 colored. 

We, therefore, recommend that the clerks of the several churches be re- 
quested to make their letters to the Association as short as possible to save 
time, yet, at the same time, to be more explicit, giving all the statistics of 
of church and school. Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. KIVETT, 
H. W. GRAHAM, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Prayer Meetings offered the following 
report : 



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REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Our blessed Saviour says: "Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall 
find, &c." We are also taught in the Bible that the Lord is good and ready 
to forgive and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon him. Also, that 
men ought always to pray and faint not. We recommend: I. Secret prayer 
by which our minds and hearts are prepared for the reading of the word 
and the public worship of God. 

II. We would recommend family prayer, without which w T e cannot bring 
up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We believe those 
who pray much in secret and at the family altar will be prepared to pray 
in the house of God, by the sick bed or wherever they may be called upon 
to labor for the Lord. Confess your faults one to another, brethren, and 
pray one for another that ye may be healed. Respectfully submitted, 

ALLEN BETTS, 
JACOB WEST, 
L. B. HUNT, 

Committee. 

After interesting speeches by Elders Betts, Campbell and 
others, the report was adopted. 

On motion of A. N. Campbell, speeches were limited to ten 
minutes. 

The Committee on Bible Schools offered the following : 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Your committee to whom was referred the subject of Bible schools, re- 
port the following: 

Satan is represented as a roaring lion, going about seeking whom he may 
devour. He makes no greater efforts against any than the young. The 
young are the hope of the church and the country. How zealously then 
ought we, as christians, to labor for their good, in throwing around them 
the protection and safeguards of the Bible ! Therefore, we urge upon each 
church of this Association to have a Bible school during the next year 
Respectfully submitted, A. N. CAMPBELL, 

W. R. KIVETT, 
W. YARBROUGH, 

Committee. 

After remarks by several brethren, the report was adopted : 
The Committee on Temperance reported as follows : 



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REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance submit the following: 
We believe that the standard of morality in our churches ought to be above 
the standard of the world. Since we hold the Bible as our guide, and if it 
is not, how can we be the light of the world ? 

There have been many reports on temperance and it must necessarily fol- 
low every year; therefore, we heartily recommend to this Association, in 
its youth, the adoption of an article in a church covenant, viz : Resolved, 
That we will abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a bev- 
erage; and we earnestly request the pastors of churches to urge their 
Churches to do the same. Respectfully submitted, 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Chairman. 

After remarks by Elder A. Betts and others, 
On motion, the report was adopted 

On motion, the amendmont laid on the table in the fore- 
noon was taken up and unanimously adopted. 

On motion, there be three sections of this Association. 

Cumberland Union, Baptist Grove, Hector's Creek and Kinnie's Creek, 
the first section; Bethel, Friendship, Lillington and Antioch the second; 
Juniper Springs, Holly Springs, Cameron's Grove and Jonesboro, the third. 

On motion, the next session of this Association was ap- 
pointed with the Church at Hector's Creek, commencing on 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November, A. D., 1877. 

Elder Terrell Brooks was appointed to preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon, and Elder Allen Betts his alternate. Elder H. 
D. Judd was appointed to preach the Missionary Sermon, and 

Elder William Brunt his alternate. 

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The following resolution was offered by Elder A. N. Camp 
bell, and unanimously approved : 

Resolved; That the thanks of this body be tendered to the brethren and 
friends of Lillington, for the bounteous hospitalities with which they have 
entertained the^ members and visitors of this Association. 

The following was offered by Elder A; Betts and adopted : 



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That the contributions sent up by the churches be disposed of 
as stated in the letters. The amount of Foreign Missions and 
Education be turned over to the Treasurer of the Baptist 
State Convention. 

On motion, meet to-morrow at 9 o'clock A. M., in a Sab- 
bath School Mass Meeting. 

The brethren contributed $2.75 to the Clerk for his service. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place appointed. 

Prayer by Elder O. Churchill. 



Sunday, Nov. 5th, 1876. 

Sabbath School Mass Meeting. 

Exercises opened with prayer by Elder Allen Betts. 

Earnest and interesting speeches by Elders Churchill, Betts, 
Judd and others, advocating the cause of Sabbath Schools. 

The Sunday School children — the Infant Class — sang, "Sa. 
viour, bless a little child," &c. Showing their proper train 
ing in the Sabbath School. 

Also beautiful singing by the Choir. 

And after an intermission, Elder O. Churchill, according to 
previous appointment, preached the Missionary Sermon from 
Psalms 89 : 15 : " Blessed is the people that know the joyful 
sound." 

After which, a collection for Home and Foreign Missions 
was taken up, amounting to $10.00. 

Thus passed away the day joyfully and profitably, we trust, 
to all present. 

TEKKELL BEOOKS, Moderator. 

Eli Hilliard, Clerk. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SE(MD AIIUAL SESSION 



OF THE 




ion 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Hector's Creek, Harnett County, I. G., 



NOVEMBER 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1877. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, N. C. 

ELi HILLIAKI), Clerk, Chalk Level, N. C. 

H. H. HOLLAND, Reading Clerk, Winslow, N. C. 



RALEIGH: 

pDWARDS, ^ROUGHTON ^ £o , PRINTERS AND ]3lNDERS. 
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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SECOND AIITJII SESSION 



OF THE 



Little River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Hector's Creek, Harnett County, JL C;„ 

NOVEMBER 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1877. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, N. C 

ELI HILLIARD, Clerk, Chalk Leyel, N. C 

W. H. HOLLAND, Reading Clerk, Winslow, N. C. 



RALEIGH: 

pDWARDS, ^ROUGHTON 8f J3o., PRINTERS AND pNDERS. 
1877. ' 



ORDAINED MINISTERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 



"William Brunt, 


Lillington, 


North Carolina 


A. N.Campbell, 


Winslow, 


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Allen Betts, 


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Norval, 


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Merry Oaks, 


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PROCEEDINGS. 



Hector's Creek, Harnett Co , $T, C, 
Thursday, November 1st, 1877. 

The Little River Baptist Association met with the Church at Hectors 
Creek, Harnett county, N. C, in its second Annual Session. 

Elder Allen Betts preached the introductory sermon from 1st Samuel, 
2nd chap., 30th verse: "Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said in- 
deed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me 
forever," &c. 

After an intermission of about forty-five minutes, the brethren came 
together and sang a hymn of praise. 

The Moderator being absent, on motion, Elder O. Churchill was ap- 
pointed Moderator pro tern. 

Elder Churchill read 48th Psalm, and led in prayer. 

The Association proceeded to business. Elder Wm. Brunt and Bro. 
W. H. Holland were appointed Reading Clerks. 

The Churches were called, and delegates enrolled as follows : 

Baptist Grove. — D. D. Senter, J. A. Baughcom, Eli Hilliard, A. Y. 
Tutor and J. H. Tutor. 

Hector's Creek. — Calvin Smith, Eli Carter, R. H. Smith, J. A. Senter 
and J. A. Johnson. 

Holly Springs. — J. W. Patterson, N. A. Patterson, Thomas Holder, 
Alex. O'Quinn and M. E. O'Quinn. 

Lillington.—J. K. Marsh, W. F. Marsh, T. D. Watson and Wm. Brunt. 

Cumberland Union. — J. D. Lanier, J. M. Thomas, J. B. Churchill and 
.Sidney Churchill. 

Antioch, — J. H. Brown, S. A. Davis, J. S. Stone, Robert Nordan and 
M. E. Wade. 

Kinnie's Creek.— J. W. Blalock, J. R. Stephens and K. P. Jones. 

Friendship. — W. A. Parker and C. D. Nixon. 

Bethel.— Jacob West and L. T. West. 

Jonesboro. — Not represented. 

Cameron's Grove. — Not represented. 

Juniper Springs. — C. B. McNeill, Jackson Taylor and H. T Thomas. 

Ordained Ministers of the Association present : 

William Brunt, O. Churchill, Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. W. Col- 
lins, T. J. Hunt and H. D. Judd. ^ 

Petitioning letters called for; the church at Buie's Creels presented a )s^ 
letter from the Raleigh Association, petitioning for admission and, on * 
motion, the same was received, and Bro. William Pearson welcomed to a 
seat as a delegate from that church. Also, the new church at Macedonia 
sent delegates, James Weathers and W. D. Deen, with a letter petition- 
ing admission, and on motion, the same was received, and delegates 
welcomed to seats. 

The Association proceeded to elect Moderator and Clerk, Brethren W. 
H. Holland and Wm. Pearson acting as tellers. Elder William Brunt, 
Principal of Lillington Academy, was elected Moderator and Bro! 
Eli Hilliard was re-elected Clerk. 



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Corresponding brethren invited to seats: Elders J. M. Hollemaosand J. 
C. Marconi appeared from the Raleigh Association. Also Elder R. 
Newton appeared as a visitor from Cedar Creek Association and' Elder 
W. G. King, from Sandy Creek Association. 

Rev. R. H. Griffith was also welcomed to a seat as Agent for the South- 
ern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

On motion, the Pastor and Deacons of Hector's Creek Church were 
appointed a committee on Religious exercises 

On motion, Elders Allen Betts and J. C. Marcom and Bro. D. D. 
Senter were appointed a Committee on arrangements, by report of 
which the following Committees were appointed : 

On Finance.— Eli Carter and J. B. Churchill. 

On Church Letters.— T. D. Watson and J. A. Baughcom. 

On Bible Schools.— J. W. Collins and W. D. Deen. 

On Home Missions.— A. N. Campbell and O. Churchill. 

On State Missions.— R. H. Griffith and J. A. Senter. 

On Prayer Meetings.— R. Newton and Win. P .arson. 

On Periodicals.— A. N. Campbell and Allen Betts. 

On Education. — O. Churchill and W. G. King. 

On Foreign Missions.— J. M. Holleman and Jacob West. 

On Temperance. — Allen Betts and Eli Hilliard. 

The Committee on Religious exercises reported Eld^r King to preach to- 
morrow at 11 o'clock at the stand ; Elder Newton to preach at 1 o'clock 
at the stand. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9i o'clock, A. M. 

Prayer by Rev. K. H. Griffith. 



Friday, Nov. 2nd, 1877, 9J A. M. 

Moderator read 93rd Psalm. Prayer by W. D. Deen. Roll called. 
Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. Treasurer being called to 
report, reported the following ; 

REPORT OF TREASURER 

IK ACCOUNT WITH LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



1876 Dr. 

To cash received from Finance Committee, $14.30 

To cash on hand for Education, 2.46 

To cash contributions for Buie's Creek church, 1.94 

To cash on hand for Foreign Missions, 8.10 

To cash on hand for Home Missions, 16.38 

$43.18 

Cr. 

By cash paid for printing minutes, ... $14.30 

By cash paid J. G. Williams, Treas. Education, 2.46 

By cash paid J. G. Williams, Treas. Foreign Missions, 8.10 

By cash paid Treasurer Executive Board, 16.38 

By cash paid Buie's Creek Church, 1.94 

$43.1 



ELI HILLIARD, Treasurer. 



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On motion, Eli Hilliard was re-appointed Treasurer. 
Correspondents reported from sister Associations as follows : 

Raleigh. — Allen Betts and J. W. Collins. 
Cedar Creek.— L. T. West. 

Correspondents to Sister Associations appointed as follows : 

Mt. Zion.—O. Churchill and J. W. Collins. 
Sandy Creek. — O. Churchill and J. W. Collins. 
Raleigh. — A. N. Campbell. 

Committee on Education reported the following : 

KEPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Brother Moderator : — Your Committee would submit the follow- 
ing : Education is indispensable, especially to the young ; but the edu- 
cation of our children is sadly neglected. God has given us the facilities 
of educating our children, and are we not wrong to withhold from them 
what would make them better understand his attributes, what He has 
required at their hands ; and to fit them for usefulness an this world and 
happiness in that which is to come ? 

Resolved, That we patronize our own schools, and encourage our own 
teachers, and use all the means which God has given us for the improve- 
ment of our own minds and those of our children. All of which is res- 
pectfully submitted, 

O Churchill, 
W. G. King, 

Committee. 

After interesting speeches by Elders Marcom, Griffith and others, on 
the subject of Education, on motion, the report was adopted. 

The Committee on Home Missions reported as follows : 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Your Committee on Home Missions submit the following : We confess 
our faults , for last year we purposed giving as the Lord prospered us — 
we have not so.given. We would, therefore, urge the delegates of the 
several churches of this body, to use their influence in trying to arouse 
their churches to -a full sense of their duty. We would, aiso, insist upon 
Pastors of the several churches of this body, to preach, at least one ser- 
mon to each church on the subject of Missions, and see that their churches 
take up a collection for Home Missions next year. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. N. Campbell, 
O. Churchill, 

Committee. 
On motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion of Bro. J. D. Lanier, speeches were limited to ten minutes. 
A motion that Bro. R. H. Griffith be allowed opportunity of speaking 
in behalf of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this evening at 3 
o'clock, P.M. 
The Committee on State Missions reported the following: 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

One object of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention is to supply 
with Baptist preaching every town and neighborhood in the State, where 
it is not enjoyed. In some places there are a few who aid in supporting 
the Ministers sent to them, while in others, his support must come entirely 
from the Convention. Many of the Associations are not able to supply 



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the destitution within their own borders, and hence call on the Board of 
State Missions to aid them.. 

Here, then, are important points not embraced in the territory of any 
Association and must depend solely on the Board of State Missions for 
the preaching of the Gospel as held by us. The State Convention or its 
Board has no means save as those are furnished by the churches and 
brethren in different parts of the State. If we hold the u faith once de 
livered to the saints," it is our duty to make it known toothers, especially 
to those of our State There are now more applications to the State 
Board for help than can be granted, because of the want of means. God 
has signally blessed this department of christian labor in our State, and 
we know of none in which our contributions promise a larger yield. It 
appeals to our sympathy and claims our co-operation and help. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. Griffith, 
J. A. Senter, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted, after which a collection was taken 
up for Home Missions, amounting to $7,06. 
On motion, adjourned for three quarters of an hour. 
Benediction by Elder J. M. Holleman. 



Friday Afternoon. 

The Body met and resumed business. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported Elder Marcom to preach at 
the stand to-morrow at 11 o'clock, A. M.; Elder King at 1 o'clock, P. M. 
Committee on Periodicals reported as follows : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals submit the following r Every one who 
loves the truth ought to love the way to get the truth, as it is said, "Buy 
the truth and sell it not " (Prov. xxiii. 23.) Therefore, we recommend to 
all, especially to Baptist families, the Biblical Recorder as a faithful 
exponent of Gospel truth. Also Kind Words as a Bible School paper. 
Also the Foreign Mission Journal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
ALLEN BETTS, 

Committee. 

After interesting speeches by Elders Campbell, King, Marcom and 
others in behalf of the Recorder, on motion, the report was adopted. 

Elder A. N. Campbell obtained several subscriptions for the Recorder,, 
and would have got more, but the brethren were already taking it. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions reported, and the adoption of the 
report was deferred for Bro. Griffith to address the body in behalf of the 
Seminary. 

The hour for Bro. Griffith's address having arrived, he, with great 
interest addressed the body in behalf of the Seminary, after which, he 
received - some subscriptions for the same. 

The delegates from Juniper Springs having arrived the letter was read 
and they welcomed to seats. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9J o'clock A. M. 

Prayer by T. J. Hunt. 



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• Saturday Nov. 3rd, 1877, 9£ o'clock, A. M. 

Religions Exercises conducted by the Moderator. 

Prayer by Bro. J. W. Yarbrougn. 

Names of delegates called. Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 

On motion, the report on Foreign Missions was adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The commissions given to the apostles by our Lord and Saviour Jesus 
Christ, u Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every crea- 
ture," is equally binding on us as their successors. We, then, as Missionary 
Baptists and servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, have entrusted tons the 
great work of carrying the Gospel to Heathen Lands, where the people 
are ignorant of the true God, and are worshiping gods made with their 
own hands. We have already sent out several Missionaries to Foreign 
fields, who must be sustained, and many more are needed, in this great 
work of preaching the Gospel to Heathens. This cannot be done at once, 
on account of the many obstacles in our way. Their language is hard to 
learn, and they are slow to believe in a new Religion, and, as we learn 
from our dear Bro. Hartwell, nothing will convince the Chinese and cause 
them to embrace the Religion of Jesus Christ but the power of the Holy 
Ghost. 

The Mission work is a great work, because it is the work of the Lord. 
We are the Lord's servants, called and sent into his vineyard to work. 
Let us ask our Lord "What can I do?" Some of our brethren have 
already said that u I will go and preach this Gospel to the Heathen"; 
others have said, u you go and we will sustain you." Brethren, this work 
has been given to us. Let us carry it out in the name of the Lord by 
each one doing his, duty. Respectfully submitted, 

j. m. holleman, 
Jacob West, 

Committee. 

Committee on Bible Schools reported, and the report adopted as follows: 
REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the subject of Bible Schools, 
beg leave to submit the following : As we are commanded to bring up 
our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, we believe there 
is no better way of doing this than to carry them to the Bible School, 
and there teach them lessons of eternal truth in youth. Bring up a child 
in the way he should go, and when he is old he' will not depart from it, 
is another divine injunction. The enemy is always on the alert, watching 
to ensnare the precious souls of the young and old by his devices. The 
young are the hope of the church; how zealously, then, ought we tolabor 
for their good in throwing around them the safeguards of the Bible ! We 
therefore urge upon the churches, the importance of having a Bible School 
in their midst, that the old may learn more of God's word, and the young 
be taught to love the Lord. Respectfully submitted, 

W. D. Deen, 
J. W. Collins, 

Committee. 

Committee on Prayer and Prayer Meetings reported and report adopted 
as follows : 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the subject of Prayer and 

Prayer meetings, beg leave to submit the following : We deem it the 

most important subject before this Association, since it is through Prayer 

we have access to a throne of grace. W^e are taught in God's word that 



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men ought always to pray — and with all manner of Prayer, watching 
thereunto. Hence, we would recommend, 1st. Secret or closet Prayer, 
that our Heavenly Father who heareth in secret may reward us openly. 
2nd. That the head of each family should erect a family altar, and there 
endeavor through Prayer, supplications and thanksgiving — to point and 
lead his family to the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. 
3rd, That each church, if possible, shall maintain weekly Prayer Meetings, 
and endeavor to get all its members to attend. 4th. That Pastors of 
churches make special efforts to get their churches and members to take 
up these crosses, and put on the whole armor of God, that our spiritual 
strength may be renewed, and others constrained to glorify our Heavenly 
Father. Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Pearson, 
R. Newton, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

Committee on Temperance reported, and, on motion, the report was 
adopted as follows : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We seriously deplore the ravages of intemperance, which consist in 
making, vending and using alcoholic drinks, which are blasting the mor- 
als of the land ; and we advise the members of our churches to abstain 
from such stimulants, except for medical purposes, &c. We find many 
passages of Scripture which forbid the use of intoxicating spirits to excess. 
We have the record in the Holy Bible that no drunkard shall inherit the 
Kingdom of Heaven. And viewing the subject morally, we cannot fail 
to see that the use of intoxicating spirits to excess, brings great woe and 
inexpressible misery on the human family. Therefore, we, as professed 
followers of Christ, should raise our voices in defence of temperance in 
all things, and set an example before the world worthy of our calling. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Betts, 
Eli Hilliard, 

Committee. 

Committee on Church Letters reported, and report adopted as follows: 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

Upon examination of the letters sent up by the several churches, we 
Und that God, in his wisdom, has been pleased to call from our number, 
by his messenger, death, two more than last year. We are thankful to 
Him that Zion has been travailing, and a number of our churches have 
been blessed with the outpouring of His spirit and conversion of souls, 
bringing us a total increase of fifty members, and 1 new church. The 
number of Baptisms have been eleven more than last year. Received 
by letter, 47. Restored to fellowship, 9. Dismissed by letter, 29. Ex- 
cluded, 9. Deceased, 3. White members, 738. Colored, 3. One church 
petitioned for a letter of dismission. We have only 4 Sunday Schools 
reported in our Association. These schools report 160 pupils, 9 teachers, 
100 volumes in their libraries, and only ten copies of Sabbath School 
papers taken. We think the cause of so few schools being reported is, to 
a great extent, failures on the part of clerks to report their Schools. We 
recommend, that the clerks of the several churches be requested to make 
their letters to the Association as short as possible, in order to give the 
Church and Sabbath School Statistics in full, as this would save the Asso- 
ciation much time. We also suggest the propriety of giving a full and 



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explicit report of Sabbath Schools. One church reports Prayer Meetings 
regularly every Wednesday night. Respectfully submitted, 

T. D. Watson, 
J. A. Baughcom, 
Committee. 

On motion, the next Session of the body was appointed with the 
Church at Juniper Springs, commencing Thursday before the 3rd Sab- 
bath in November, 1878. 

Elder A. TS. Campbell was appointed to preach the Introductory Ser- 
mon, Elder O. Churchill his alternate. Also Elder William Brunt 
appointed to preach the Missionary Sermon, Elder Allen Betts his alter- 
nate. 

A motion that the Clerk have as many minutes printed as the Associa- 
tional funds will pay for ; and the other amounts be disposed of as sta- 
ted in the letters. 

The Association contributed $5.00 to the Clerk for his services. 

On motion, the ordained ministers of this Association be an examining 
Board to examine Bro. W. D. Deen, and if found orthodox according to 
the doctrines of the Bible, to be ordained to the full work of the Ministry 
— the examination to take place to-morrow at 10 o'clock. 

On motion, the church at Kinnier's Creek was, by its own request, 
granted a letter of dismissal to join the Raleigh Association. 

On motion, Bro. Betts was allowed the opportunity of reading a Church 
Covenant, and, on motion, said Covenant be appended to the minutes 
for the consideration of the churches, and if ngreeable, there be a uni- 
form covenant obligation established at the next Session of this body. 

A motion, that said Covenant, read by Bro. Betts, be appended to the 
minutes. Carried. 

The following resolution was offered by Elder O. Churchill : 

Resolved, That we tender the thanks of this body to the church of Hec-* 
tor's Creek and community around for their bounteous hospitalities dur- 
ing our Session. 

On motion, the resolution was unanimously adopted, with the excep- 
tion of Bro. Griffith, who voted in the negative because, as he said, he had 
been entertained so well that he could'nt enjoy the pleasure of tasting all 
the refreshment which the good brethren had set before him. 

Committee on Finance reported. [See report at end of Proceedings.] 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The Executive Board reported, and on motion, the report was re-com- 
mitted to the Board for amendment. 

The Committee on religious Exercises relieved Bro. King from preach- 
ing this evening, by his request, and announced that Elder O. Churchill 
preach in his stead. 

On motion, adjourned for one hour. 



Saturday Afternoon. 

Moderator in the chair. On motion, the motion in the forenoon, that 
the ordained Ministers of the Association be an examining Board to 
examine Bro. W. D. Deen for the Ministry, was reconsidered. 

The motion was put again and carried. 

According to the motion, Bro. Deen be examined to-morrow at 10 
o'clock, and if found worthy, &c, according to the orthodoxy of the 
Bible, he shall be ordained to the full work of the Ministry. 



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The Executive Board again presented their report, and the report was 
adopted, as follows : 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The Executive Board of Little River Association met at Cumberland 
Union, Saturday before 5th Sunday in April, 1877. Members of the 
Board present : D. D. Senter, Eli Carter, J. W. Yarbrough, W. D. 
Patterson, C. B. McNeill, L. T. West, Jesse Weathers and J. H. Graham. 
Board organized by electing D. D. Senter, Chairman, Eli Carter, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer. The Churches represented were Baptist Grove, 
Hector's Creek, Cumberland Union, Holly Springs, Juniper Springs, 
Bethel, Cameron's Grove and Antioch. The Board then appointed S. F. 
West and J. H. Graham to select a field of labor. Then on motion, they 
were to meet at Holly Springs Saturday before 5th Sunday in July, and 
report the selection. They did so, and selected the Long school-house, 
on the South side of Little River. Bro. D. D. Senter was to see Elder 
A. N. Campbell, and find out if he would serve as our Missionary ; he 
did so, and Bro. Campbell accepted the call. The Board agreed to give 
Bro. Campbell $4.00 per trip, and if Bro. Campbell continue a meeting of 
days, we, the Board, would compensate him for the same. Then the 
Board authorized the Treasurer to pay Bro. Campbell for his services as 
a Missionary to this time, $12.00, which leaves balance in the Treasury 
$8.38. All of which is respectfully submitted, 

D, D, Senter, Chairman. 

Eli Carter, Secretary. 

After the adoption of the report, a collection for Home Missions, 
amounting to 08.85 in cash, and $73.25 by subscription ; total in cash and 
subscriptions $82.10. 

On motion, the appointment of the Board for 1878 was as follows : 
From Lillington, T. D. Watson. From Juniper Springs, C. B. McNeill. 
From Cumberland Union, J. D. Weathers. From Antioch, J. W. Yar- 
brough. From Hector's Creek, Eli Carter. From Baptist Grove, D. D. 
Senter. From Holly Springs, Wm. Patterson. From Jonesboro', A. M. 
Brooks. From Friendship, L. W. Byrd. From Bethel, Jacob West. 
From Cameron's Grove, C. H. Wilson. From Kinnie's Creek, W. H„ 
Holland. From Buie's Creek, Wm. Pearson. From Macedonia, J. R. 
Churchill. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place appointed. 

Prayer by Elder A. N. Campbell. 



Sunday, Nov. 4th, 1877. 

On Sunday the house was filled to overflowing. Beautiful singing by 
the Sunday School class. The class from Piney Grove welcomed to seats, 
and they mingled with the School in chanting the songs of Zion, &c. An 
interesting little sermon from Bro. Griffith, urging all to realize the 
truths they sung. 

Att 11 o'clock, A. M., Elder H. D. Judd preached the Denominational 
Missionary Sermon from St. Mark, 16: 15, 16: a And he said unto them, 
go ye into all the world, and preach my gospel to every creature, &c." 

After which, a collection for Foreign Missions was taken up, amounting 
to $7.32. 

The Presbytery having examined Bro. Dcen, they proceeded to ordain 
him to the work of the Ministry, Elder Allen Betts led in prayer; Elder 
A. N. Campbell presented the Bible and Elder Wm. Brunt gave the charge. 



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At 2"P. M., Kev. R.H. Griffith preached from St. John 18:25: "They 
said, therefore, unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He 
denied it, and said I am not." 

Thus ended the second Session of the Little River Association, profit- 
ably, as we trust, and joyfully, we believe, to all present. 

WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. 

Eli Hilliard, Clerk, 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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APPNEDIX. 



CHURCH COVENANT. 

Having been led, as we believe, by the spirit of God to receive the Lord 
Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and, on the profession of our faith, having 
been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, Angels and this assembly, most 
solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with each other as one body in 
Christ. 

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together 
in christian love ; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowl- 
edge, holiness and comfort ; to promote its prosperity and spirituality ; 
to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine ; to contribute 
cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of 
the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through 
all nations. 

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions ; to religiously 
educate our children ; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquant- 
ances; to walk circumspectly in the world ; to be just in dealings, faith- 
ful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment ; to avoid all 
tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the use and 
sale of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts 
to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour. 

We further engage to w*tch over one another in brotherly love ; to 
remember each other in prayer ; to aid each other in sickness and in dis- 
tress; to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and 
mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay. We more- 
over engage, that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as 
possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit 
of this covenant and the principles of God's word. 



P. S. —The Clerk would here add, that all the brethren and churches 
of this Association are indebted their hearty thanks to Brother Griffith 
for his presence and influence in the collections of this Association for 
benevolent purposes. 

And, for the encouragement of our young Association, he would state 
that the amount contributed for benevolences, by cash and subscription, 
was $246.58. 



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MINUTES 



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Third Annual Session 



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LITTLE RIYER 

Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Juniper Springs, Moore Co,, K C, 

Oct. 31§t, Nov. l§t, 2nd and 3rd, 187S. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, N. C. 

ELI HILLIARD, Clerk, Chalk Level, N. C. 

W.G. J KING, [Heading Clerks. 



RALEIGH: 

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PROCEEDINGS. 



. Thursday, October 31st, 187a 

The Little River Baptist Association convened in its Third Annual Ses- 
sion, with the Baptist Church at Juniper Springs, Moore County, N. C 

Elder A. N. Campbell preached the Denominational Introductory Ser- 
mon from the General Epistle of Jude, 1 : 3 : 4< Earnestly contend for 
the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." 

He systematically treated the text in three divisions, viz . Repentance, 
Faith, Baptism. In the sermon were beautifully set forth the impediments 
of the Gospel, showing how the effects of each part is nullified by its 
various oppositions. Prayer by Elder J. C. Marcom. 

After an intermission of 30 minutes, the body was called to order by the 
former Moderator. Elder J . C . Marcom read the 40th Psalm • sang, "Lord, 
I approach the mercy seat," &c, and led in prayer. 

The Moderator announced that the body was ready for business. 

Elders H. D. Judd and W. G. King were appointed Reading Clerks. 

The churches were called and the following Delegates enrolled : 

Baptist Grove— Eli Hilliard, J. A. Baughcom, S. H. Senter, R. M. Lock- 
amay. 

Cumberland Union — J, D. Lanier, T. B. Lanier. 

Rectors Creek— J. A. Senter, G. W. Brown, J. A. Campbell, C, T. Wil- 
liams, R. H. Smith. 

Bute's Creek— Reden Byrd, W. F. Pearson. 

Roily Springs — Malcom Thomas, R. J. Patterson, J. W. Patterson, W. D. 
Patterson, D. A. Patterson. 

Lillington — William Brunt. 

Antioch — A. S. Salmon, J. B, Collins. 

Friendship — L. W. Byrd. 

Bethel— Jacob West, M. M. McCorquedale. 

Jonesboro 1 — W. M. Brooks. 

Cameron's Grove — H. W. Graham. 

Juniper Springs — H. T. Thomas, Marshall Thomas, Jefferson Thomas. 

Macedonia — J. M. Weathers, J. D. Thomas. 

Ordained Ministers Present — William Brunt, A. N. Campbell, O. 
Churchill, J. W. Collins, H. D. Judd, T. J. Hunt, and W. D. Dean. 

Petitioning letters being called for, the newly constituted church at 
Little River presented a letter petitioning admission, and, on motion, it was 
received, and brethren H. Black, Alvin Wade, Neill A McLean were wel- 
comed to seats as delegates. 

The body proceeded to elect a Moderator, Elders H. D. Judd and W. G. 
King acting as Tellers. Elder William Brunt was re-elected Moderator. 
A motion was made that Eli Hilliard be re-elected by acclamation. Motion 
carried. 

Corresponding brethren invited to seats, when the following brethren 
appeared : 

From Raleigh Association — Elder J. C. Marcom. 

From Sandy Creek— Elder W. G. King. 

On motion, Pastor and Deacons of Juniper Springs Church were 
appointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. 



4 Minutes of the 

On motion, Elders O. Churchi!*, H. D. Judd and A. N. Campbell were 
appointed a Committee on Arrangements. 

On motion of J. W. Collins, the usual committees were appointed ; 

Finance — Eli Carter and R, H. Smith, 

Church Letters— J. W. Collins and Jacob West. 

Bible Schools — W. D. Dean and Wm. Patterson, 

Home Missions— A. N. Campbell and T. J. Hunt 

State Missions — W, G. King and L. W. Byrd. 

Prayer Meetings— H. W. Graham and J. A. Baugheom, 

Periodicals— J '. C. Marcom and J. A. Senter. 

Education— B. D. Judd, J. D. Lanier and C. B, McNeill 

Foreign Missions— W .. G. King and H. Black. 

Temperance— O. Churchill and T. B. Lanier. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported, Elder J. W*. Collins preach 
So-morrow at the stand at 11 A. M. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9^ o'clock. 

Benediction by Elder W. G. King. 



Friday Morning, Nov. 1st, 187&— 9% o'clock. 
Moderator read 122d Psalm. Prayer by Bro. J. A. Baugbcem, 
Minutes of yesterday read and corrected. 

REPORT ON ARRANGEMENTS. 

Your Committee on Arrangements would report the following : 
1. On Finance. 2. On Church Letters. 3 On Call on Correspondents 
to Report. 4. On Bible Schools. 5. On Home Missions. 6. Call on Treas- 
urer to Report. 7. On State Missions. S. On Prayer Meetings. 9. On 
Periodicals. 10. On Education. 11. On Foreign Missions. 12." On Tem- 
perance. 13. Appointment of Correspondents. 14. Appoint time and 
place for next session. 15. Appoint some one to preach the Introductory 
Sermon. 16. Appoint some one to preach the Missionary Sermon. 17. 
Report of Executive Board. 

On motion of Bro. Lanier, each speaker was limited to ten minutes, and 

only two speeches on the same subject. 

IJlder O. Churchill reported attendance at the Sandy Creek Association, 

Committee on Bible Schools reported, and after speeches by Elders Dean, 

Judd, Marcom and others, on motion, the report was adopted, as follows : 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee on the subject of Bible Schools, beg: leave to submit the 
following : 

We fear that some of our churches do not place the proper estimate on 
Bible Schools. In beholding the vast amount of good that has been ac- 
complished in our immediate community with respect to the religious train- 
ing of the young, we are encouraged on the subject of Bible Schools. We 
behold, also, great good that has been, and is being done in heathen lands, 
by those who received their education in Bible Schools. We see at once 
that we do not place the proper estimate on the Bilble School work 

Brethren, let the achievements that have been made in advancing our 
Master's Kingdom, at home and in foreign lands, encourage us to go for- 
ward with the Bible School work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. D. Dean, 

W. D. Patterson, 

Committee. 
Bro. D. McNeill appeared as Agent for the Biblical Recorder, and was 
cordially welcomed to a seat. 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

Committee on Periodicals reported, and after interesting speeches by 
Bro. McNeill, Elders Churchill, King and others, on motion, the report- 
was adopted, as follows : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the subject of Periodicals, beg 
leave to say : 

That if Baptists generally were to read our denominational^paper, they 
would be better prepared to meet objections raised against their origin, 
doctrinal views and practices than they now are. It is not to be supposed 
that all persons will have the opportunity, or means of making the deep 
researches and examinations of these subjects that ministers of the Gospel 
and some few persons of time and means have ; but most persons can have 
the time and the means to furnish themselves with and read a weekly 
journal, from which, in a short, interesting, and instructive way, they may 
become possessed of much that the ministry and others who have time and 
means communicate through this medium. And if they have the time and 
means they frequently arrive at the necessary knowledge in a much shorter 
way. The books are pointed out, or the pages referred to, so that they 
have but to refer to them to be established in these points. So Sunday 
School Superintendents and Sunday School Sholars are aided in the same 
way. We, therefore, recommend to your patronage ; the Biblical Becorder, 
our organ in this State, and Kind Words. Also, Foreign Mission Journal, 
as appropriate papers to take. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

J. C. Marcom, 
J. A. Senter, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Education reported, and after remarks by EJder Mar- 
com, Bro. McNeill and others, the report was adopted, as follows : 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Bro. Moderator : Your Committee would submit the following : If 
without education there could be neither intellectual, moral, nor religious 
progress for better in the world, then what a dereliction of duty it bespeaks 
in us to let our children grow up in all the blighting paths of ignorance 
and superstition ! Minds uncultivated ! Talents unimproved ! O, 
what a scene of ignorance, degradation and misery would this charming 
earth of ours be without the benign influence of education ! O, may we 
awake to our duty in this particular, and educate to the best advantage, all 
those whom God in his mercy has committed to our care, in order thereby 
to " bring them up in the fear and admonition of the Lord." 
Respectful! v submitted, 

H D. JUDD, 
J. D. LANIER, 

Committee. 
On motion, adjourned for one hour. 



Friday Afternoon, Nov. 1st, 1878. 

Moderator in the chair. Prayer by W. D. Dean. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Elder Churchill preach 
at the stand this afternoon at 2 o'clock. 

Committee on Foreign Missions reported, and after interesting speeches 
by Elder King, Bro. McNeill, and Moderator, on motion, the report was 
adopted, as follows : 



6 Minutes of the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The command of our Lord to go into all the world and preach the Gospel 
to every creature is as binding on us to-day as it was upon the first followers 
of Christ. The fields are white to the harvest — from all parts of the world 
the cry is coming to us to send to the benighted heathen the pure Gospel of 
the Son of God. Can we withhold our substance from them and be guilt- 
less in the sight of God ? 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. G. King, 

H. Black, 

C. B. McNeill, 

Committee. 

A motion that the collections on Sabbath, after Missionary Sermon, all 
be appropriared to Foreign Missions. Motion carried. 

Correspondents to sister Associations were appointed, as follows: 

To Mi. Zion—.J. W. Collins. 

To Sandy Greek— W. D. Dean, J. D. Lanier, O. Churchill, B. F. Camp- 
bell and J. M. Collins. 

To Raleigh — A. N. Campbell, O. Churchill and J. A. Baughcom. 

To South River— A. N. Campbell, T. J. Hunt and L. W. Byrd. 

On motion, the next session of this body be held with Friendship Church, 
Harnett County, commencing on Thursday before the first Sabbath in No- 
vember, 1879. 

On motion, Elder William Brunt was appointed to*preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon, Elder H. D. Judd his alternate. Elder O. Churchill was ap- 
pointed to preach the Missionary Sermon, Elder A. N. Campbell his 
alternate. 

Treasurer reported, and, on motion, the report was adopted. 
[See Appendix.] 

On motion, the Clerk was re-elected Treasurer. 

Committee on State Missions reported, and after interesting and earnest 
remarks by Elders Marcom and King, on motion, the following report was 
adopted : 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

While the Committee rejoice to see that the State Board is out of debt, 
and while several important fields are being supplied, yet we can but regret 
that there are so many destitute sections and points of importance yet un- 
supplied. We would urge upon our churches and pastors the great im- 
portance of sending means to the Board at the earliest moment, that these 
points and sections may be supplied with the Gospel. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. G. King, 
L. W. Byrd, 

Committee. 
A motion that the amount raised within the bounds of this Association, 
by Elder Elias Dodson, be inserted in the minutes, was adopted. 
On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9^ A. M. 
Prayer by Bro. B. F. Campbell. 



Saturday Morning, Nov. 2d, 1878 — 93^ o'clock. 

Moderator in the chair. Sang, " Mary to the Saviour's tomb," &c. Elder 
T. J. Hunt read 15th Psalm, and lead in prayer. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Roll of delegates called. 

Committee on Prayer Meetings reported, and, on motion, the following 
report was adopted : 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We are taught in the Bible that the Lord is good and ready to forgive, 
and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon him. Also, that men ought 
always to pray and faint not. 

We recommend secret prayer, by which our minds and hearts are pre- 
pared for the reading of the word and public worship of God. We recom- 
mend family prayer, without which we cannot bring up our children in the 
nurture and admonition of the Lord. Confess your faults, one to another, 
brethren, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. 

H. W. Graham, 
J. A. Baughcom, 

Committee. 
Committee on Finance reported, and, on motion, the report was adopted. 

[See Appendix.] 
Committee on Church Letters reported, and, on motion, the report was 
adopted, as follows : 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

Upon examination of the letters sent up by the several churches, we find 
that God, in His wisdom, has been pleased to call six from our number by 
his messenger, death. We are thankful to Him that Zion has been travail- 
ing and a number of churches has been blessed with the outpouring of His 
spirit and conversion^ souls. Our number has been increased 84. One 
new church. 

The number of Baptisms has been 84. Received by letter, 22. Restored, 
8. Dismissed, 40. Excluded, 11. Deceased, 6. White members, 813 ; 
colored, 1 ; total, 814. 

We have five Sunday Schools reporred. These schools report 199 pupils; 
23 teachers; 100 volumes in Library; and ten copies of Kind Words taken. 

We recommend that the Clerks of the several churches make their letters 
as short as possible, giving Church and Sabbath School Statistics in full. 

We also recommend the propriety of clerks giving a full and explicit 
report of Sabbath Schools. 

Six churches report prayer meetings regularly. We think that the cause 
of so few schools being reported from the churches, is owing to some neg- 
ligence on the part of the clerks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Collins, 
Jacob West, 

Committee. 

Committee on Temperance reported the following : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance would submit the following report : 
The Bible is plain in regard to temperance. According to the Scriptures, 
we, as Christians, should abstain from every appearance of evil Therefore, 
Be it resolved, That we abstain from the traffic in and drinking of intoxi- 
cating liquors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. Churchill, 
T. B. Lanier, 

Committee. 
After interesting speeches by Elders O. Churchill, J. C. Marcom, A. N. 
Campbell and Bro. McNeill, in which were shown the awful evils of the 
pernicious habit of even moderate drinking, on motion, the report was 
adopted. 



8 Minutes of the 

The hour for preaching having arrived, Elder W. D. Dean retired to the 
stand to preach to quite a number who seemed to be anxious to hear. 

On motion, 50 cents sent up by a good sister be added to the report of 
Finance Committee, and sent to Bro. Yates in China. 

The Executive Board reported, and, on motion, the report was adopted. 
[See Appendix.] 

A letter of correspondence from the South River Association was read, 
and, on motion, it was received, but no correspondents were appointed, as 
that had already been attended to. 

A motion that the Clerk have the Minutes printed and sent out to the 
churches according to the amount sent up by each church for that purpose. 
Motion carried. 

Amotion, also, by Bro. Lanier, that the Clerk have $7.00 for his ser- 
vices. Motion carried. 

As the minute funds were not sufficient to pay the Clerk's fees and then 
supply the churches with a sufficient number of minutes, the delegates 
from the several churches pledged and paid the amount for Clerk's fees. 

On motion, the body allowed Bro. Brunt the privilege of advertising his 
school on the fly leaf of our minutes. 

The following resolution was offered by Elder O. Churchill: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be tendered to the brethren, sisters 
and friends of this vicinity for their hospitalities to this body during its 
present session. 

On motion, the resolution was unanimously adopted. 

On motion, the Pastors of the several churches composing this body be 
requested to present the Church Covenant, appended to the minutes of last 
year, to each church for the consideration of adoption ; and that the 
churches be requested to state in their letters to the next session of this body 
whether or not they will adopt it. 

On motion adjourned for one hour. 

Prayer by Bro. J. W. Yarborough. 



Saturday Afternoon, Nov. 2d, 1878. 

Moderator in the chair. Sang, "Nearer, my God, to thee," &c. Prayer 
by Elder A. N. Campbell. Announcement that Elder O. Churchill preach 
at the stand this evening. Committee on Home Missions reported, and on 
motion the report was adopted as follows : 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Your Committee to whom was referred the report on Home Missions, beg 
leave to submit the following : 

"The majority of the churches of our association has done well for the 
year lb78, yet we are not fully awake to our duty on the subject of Home 
Missions. 

Seeing that the good Lord has so abundantly blessed what we have al- 
ready done, we should, with renewed zeal, endeavor to do with our might 
w T hat our hands find to do. \ 

We have an Executive Board to look out our destitutions and supply 
them with the Gospel. 

We also have a Treasurer, who makes his report when called upon. Thus 
we may know what has been done with our Home Missions. The good 
Lord has sent us men to labor for souls. Will we not try to do better in the 



Little River Baptist Association, 9 

future than we have done in the past ? We have not yet reached perfec- 
tion in this all important subject— Home Missions. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

A. N. Campbell, 
T. J. Hunt, 

Committee. 
On motion, the following new Board was appointed : 
Cumberland Union. — J. D. Lanier. 
Baptixt Crow. — J. A. Baughcom. 
Hector's Creek. — Eli Carter. 
Macedonia. — J. D. Thomas. 
Bine's Creek. — Reddin Byrd. 
Friendship. — L. W. Byrd. 
Lillington.—T. D. Watson. 
Antioch. — J. W. Yarborough. 
Juniper Springs. — C. B. McNeill. 
Cameron's Grove. — H. W. Graham. 
Holly Springs.— W. D Patterson. 
Jonesboro\ — W. M. Brooks. 
Little River. — H. Black. 

On motion, the body gave room for the meeting of the Executive Board. 
After meeting of the Board, the association came together, and on mo- 
tion, adjourned to time and place of next meeting. Closing exercises con- 
ducted by Elder O. Cflurchill. Sang, "Blest be the tie that binds," &c. 
Prayer by Elder O. Churchill. Mass meeting to-morrow at 9% o'clock. 



Sabbath Morning, Nov. 3d, 10 o'clock A. M. 

House filled to overflowing. Choice Sunday School music conducted by 
Bro. B. F. Campbell. Interesting Sunday school speech by Elder J. C. 
Marcom, and a few remarks by the clerk. Collection for Home Missions, 
amounting, in cash and subscriptions, to $6.00. 

The congregation was so immense that the seats were moved out of the 
house to the stand, and at 12 o'clock Mi, Elder Wm. Brunt preached the 
Denominational Missionary sermon from Philippians, 2: 16, " Holding forth 
the word of life." The obligations of christians to hold forth the word of life 
were fully and beautifully set forth, after which a collection for Foreign 
Missions was taken up amounting to $10.10. 



Sabbath Evening, Nov. 3d, 3 o'clock. 
Elder J. C. Marcom preached from Jeremiah, 8 ; 22, "Is there no balm 
in Gilead." And then the happy multitude sought their respective homes, 

"Loath to part with brethren dear." 

Eli Hilliard, Clerk. William Brunt, Moderator. 



APPENDIX 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

IN ACCOUNT WITH LTTTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



Dr. 

To cash received from Finance Committee for minutes, . ...$15.10 

To cash on hand for Education, 2.40 

To cash on hand for Foreign Missions, 11.19 

To cash on hand for Home Missions, 17.71 

To cash on hand for State Missions, 1.73 

To collections in Association for Home, F. and S. Mission, . . . 23.20 

$71 33 
Cr. 

To cash paid for printing minutes, $15.10 

To cash paid Treas. Education, 2.40 

To cash paid Treasurer Foreign Missions, . 11.19 

To cash paid Treasurer Home Missions, 17.71 

To cash paid Treasurer State Missions, 1.73 

To cash paid to the Treasurers of Home, State and Foreign 

Missions, from collections in Association, 23.20 

$71 33 



ELI HILLIARD, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



1878 Dr. 

Balance on hand from 1876, $ 8.40 

Received from Treas. of Association, 1877, 17.70 

Received by collections in Association, Nov. 3d, 1877, 8.85 

Received by individual subscription, 13. 75 

Received from Friendship Church, 4.73 

Received from Lillington Church, 10.00 

Received from Cumberland Union, 5.00 

Received from Holly Springs, .. 3.00 

Received from Bethel Church, . . 8.00 

Total, $79 43 

Cr. 

Paid Elder A. N. Campbell, as Missionary, $20.00 

Paid for Record, 55 

Allowed for counterfeit money received in collections, ...... .50 

Total, $21 05 

Balance in Treasury ; Nov. 2d, 1878, : $58 38 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELI CARTER, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 





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N. B. — Baptist Grove contributed to Rome Chapel $2.75 ; Hector's Creek 
$2.00 ; Holly Springs $6.©0. Said contributions paid to Elder E. Dodson. 
Bro. Dodson states to the clerk that he collected within the bounds of our 
Association during the year, $70.00. 



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THE PRINCIPALS, 
Lillington, Harnett Co., N. C. 



MINUTES 



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Fourth Annual Session 



OF THE 



LITTLE IR.I"VE]FL 

B'aptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



FRIENDSHIP CHURCH, 



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BUNN 'S LEVEL, HARNETT CO., N. C, 
Oct. 30th— Nov. 2nd, 1879. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, N. C- 
ELI HILLIARD, Clerk, Chalk Level, N. C. 

I' R CHURCHILL, f Reading Clerks > 



RALEIGH: 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Printers and Binders. 

1879. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Bunn's Level, Harnett Co., N. C, 

Thursday, October 30th, 1879. 

The Fourth Annual Session of the Little River Baptist 
Association convened with Friendship Church, at Bunn's 
Level, Harnett county, N. C, October 30th, 1879. 

Exercises introduced by singing t! I love thy Kingdom, 
Lord." Eld. A. N. Campbell led the congregation in prayer. 

Elder William Brunt preached the Introductory Sermon 
from 1 Timothy 3:15: "Which is the church of the living 
God the pillar and ground of truth." 

Brethren T. D. Watson and J. B. Churchill were appoint- 
ed Beading Clerks. 

Churches called and delegptes enrolled: 

Cumberland Union— J. D. Lanier, W. L. Parker and J. B. Churchill. 

Baptist Grove— D. D. Senter, W. S. Mann, J. A. Baughcoin, IT. T. Gil- 
bert and Eli Hilliard. 

Macedonia — S. D. Stevens and J. D. Thomas. 

Hector's Greek — John A. Senter, A. B. Holleman, Jas. A. Senter, C. 
W. Carter and C. T. Williams. 

Boine's Greek — S. K. Wilson, K. Bvrd and J. W. Denning. 

Bethel- Alex. West and D. J. McCorqudale, 

Friendship— J. B. Allen, Marshall Byrd, Burrell Dollar and I S. Wil- 
liams. 

Lillington — T. C. Watson. 

Antioi 
Parker. 

Juniper Springs — S. F. Thomas, J. M. B. Thomas, II. F. Thomas and 
C. B. McNeill. 

Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson, 'R. J. Patterson and Sherrod Patter- 
son. 

Cameron's Grove — II. W. Graham. 

Jo nesboro — Not represented. 

Little River — A. B. Wade and N". A. McLean. 

Petitioning letters were called for, and no petitions for ad- 
mission presented. 

Ordained ministers present: A. N. Campbell, J. W. Col- 
lins, T. J. Hunt, William Brunt and W. D. Dean. 

Licentiates present : H. W. Graham and J. W. Yarbor- 
ough. 

<)n motion, the body proceeded to the election of a Mod- 



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erator, Brethren C. B. McNeill and C. W. Carter acting as 
tellers. 

The ballot resulted in electing Elder William Brunt again 
to the chair. 

A motion that Eli Hilliard be re-elected Clerk and Treas- 
urer by acclamation, was carried. 

Corresponding brethren invited to seats, and the follow- 
ing brethren appeared : 

Raleigh Association — Elder Allen Betts. 
Cedar Creek— Elder J. M. Beasley. 
South River — Elder A. B. Alderman. 
Sandy Creek — Bro. H. R. Howard. 

On motion, the Pastor and Deacons of Friendship Church 
wer*e appointed a committee on religious exercises. 

On motion, the usual committees were appointed, as fol- 
lows: 

On Finance — J. B. Churchill and J. A. Baughcom. 
On Church Letter* — D. D. Senter and A. B Hollman. 
On Sunday Schools — T. D. Watson and C. T.Williams. 
On Home Missions— J. W. Collins and William Patterson. 
On State Missions — J. M Beasley and S. D. Stevens. 
On Prayer Meetings — A. 1ST. Campbell and W. S. Mann. 
On Periodicals — W. D. Dean and J. D. Lanier. 
On Education — H. W. Graham and S. R. Wilson. 
On Foreign Missions — A. B. Alderman and F. J. Hunt. 
On Temperance — Allen Betts and John A. Senter. 

Announcement that Bro. Beasley preach to-morrow at 11 
o'clock. 

On motion, the order of business of last year was adopted 
for the present session. 

On motion adjourned till to-morrow 9J o'clock. Prayer 
by W. D. Dean. Benediction by Allen Betts. 



, Friday Morning, Nov. 1st, — 9| A. M. 

The body assembled for worship and sang " Cleansing 
fountain." 

Elder A. B. Alderman introduced the exercises by read- 
ing a portion of the Psalms, and the congregation joined in 
singing " Jesus I love thy charming name." Elder Alder- 
man also led the assembly in a fervent petition for the guid- 
ance of the Holy Spirit. 

Body proceeded to business. 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

Roll was called and delegates responded promptly. 
On motion of Bro. Lanier, speeches were limited to ten 
minutes. 

Committee on Church Letters reported the following: 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

Your committee to whom was referred the subject of Church Letters, 
beg leave to report the following : 

By examining the letters sent up by the several churches, we find that 
Providence has, in His wisdom, called from our number, by His messen- 
ger death, since last session, 6 The number of baptisms for the past 
Associational year have been 90. The receptions by letter have been 18 ; 
dismissions by letter have been 14. We have received by restoration 2 ; 
excluded 5. So we find that the total in increase in membership has 
been 85. 

We have eight Sunday Schools reported. Number of teachers report- 
ed 19 ; number of pupils reported 186. Eight churches have reported 
regular prayer meetings. Nearly all of our churches have reported quite 
refreshing revivals. God has signally blessed the churches during the 
past year, and we think that every church ought to say, " Blessed be the 
name of the Lord." 

Quite a number of the churches have failed to give Sunday School sta- 
tistics, which is quite a mistake hvthe clerks of the churches, and should 
be looked after more carefully. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. D. SENTER, 
A. B. HOLLMAN, 

Committee. 

After some speeches, on motion, the report was adopted. 
C6mmittee on Bible Schools made the following report : 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Your committee on the subject of Bible Schools beg leave to submit 
the following report : 

We find that your last committee on this subject say : "We fear that 
some of our churches do not place the proper estimate on Bible Schools." 
While we admit that some of our churches do not realize the importance 
of 'Bible education and Bible training of both old and young, yet we think 
we may safely and encouragingly report that the interest in Sabbath 
Schools and Bible education is rapidly increasing, and that the Sabbath 
School cause within the bounds of our Association has, within the past 
two or three years, made rapid and successful strides in the good work, 
and that our people are fast realizing the important necessity of Bible 
education and religious training of the young. We believe that this in- 
terest is being awakened in the hearts of our people by proper Bible 
training in our Bible schools. Therefore, Ave ought to feel greatly en- 
couraged, and let the success that has crowned our efforts in the past, 
stimulate us in our Master's cause, to greater and nobler efforts in the 
future. 

We believe that it is our duty — obligatory on us— to pray earnestly to 
our Heavenly Father to give us spiritual strength and energy that we 
may go vigorously forward with the Bible school work ; and in view of 
the great necessity of Bible training and the great amount of good to be 
accomplished, we feel with regret the great want of a thorough organi- 



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zation in our Bible schools. Interests of all kinds, of whatsoever nature 
they may be, are always better promoted by being- thoroughly organized. 
We would, therefore, suggest that some steps be taken in that direction, 
looking to a thorough or more complete organization of the Bible schools 
within the bounds of our Association . 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

T. D. WATSON\ 
C. T. WILLIAMS, 

Committee. 

And after interesting remarks b} r Elders Beasley, Betts, 
Alderman, Campbell, and Bro Watson, on motion, the re- 
port was adopted. 

The hour for preaching having arrived, on motion, the 
Association called off for one hour, and 

Elder J. M. Beasley immediately occupied the pulpit, and 
preached from Malachi 3: 8 : "Will a man rob God?" 

Prayer by Elder A. B. Alderman. 

On motion, the Association adjourned for 30 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair, and the body resumed business. 

Announced that Bro, J. A. Matthews had arrived from 
Bouie's Crtek, and his name was enrolled as a delegate, and 
he was welcomed to a seat. 

The committee on State- Missions made report, and after 
remarks by Elders Alderman, Beasley, and Bro. Byrcj, on 
motion, the report was adopted, as follows : 

RE POET ON STATE MISSIONS. 

This is a work that is gaining- favor among|the Associations, churches, 
ministers, and members of our State xery fast. To consider the souls 
converted, churches organized, houses of worship built, and destitute 
reclaimed and made to rejoice, is to stimulate the Association, churches 
and members more and still more in this great and good work. 

We heartily recommend this work to the practical consideration of all 
our brethren and churches 

Respectfullv submitted, 

S. D. STEVENS, 
J. M. BEASLEY, 

Committee. 

After which there was a collection for State Missions 
amounting- to $13.10. 

Announcement that Elder Allen Belts would preach at 
the stand, and lie immediately retired to the appointment, 
followed by the anxious hearers. 

The letter from Antioch having been brought in, it was 
read and delegates enrolled. 



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Elder H. D. Judd arrived and was welcomed to a seat. 
■ Committee on Education reported as follows : 

REPORT OK EDUCATION. 

Bro. Moderator : Your committee would submit the following as 
their report on Education : 

Since without education there can be neither intellectual, moral nor 
religious progress, we recommend that every means possible be used for 
better educating and developing the minds of the young within the 
bounds of our Association, to the end that ignorance, degradation and 
misery be decreased, and children brought up in the nurture and admoni- 
tion of the Lord. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. R. WILSON", 
H. W. GRAHAM, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted and a collection was 
taken for education amounting to $3.00. 

On motion the next session of this body was given "to Bap- 
tist Grove Church, commencing on Thursday before first 
Sunday in November, 1880. 

Elder H. D. Judd was appointed to preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon ; Elder 0. Churchill, alternate. 

Elder William Brunt was appointed to preach the Mis- 
sionary Sermon; Elder A.. N. Campbell, alternate. 

On motion, leave of absence was granted brethren W. D. 
Patterson, Sherwood Patterson and C. B. McNeill. 

Correspondents to sister Associations were appointed, viz: 

Raleigh Association — Elder A. N" Campbell. 

Sandy Creek— A. KT. Campbell, H. D. Judd, T. J. Hunt, J. W. Collins 
and TV. D. Dean. 

Mount Zion—J. W. Collins. 

South River— TV. D. Dean and A. N\ Campbell. 

Cedar Creek — I. S. Williams and Wm. Brunt. 

On motion, the Association accepted reports from corres- 
pondents to sister Associations, viz: 

From Sandy Creek — W. D. Dean and John TV. Collins. 
From South River — A. JST. Campbell. 

Committee on Periodicals reporter!, and, on motion the 
adoption of the report was deferred (till to-morrow. 

Announcement that Elder Alderman preach to-morrow 
at 11 o'clock. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9| o'clock, A. M. 

Prayer by Elder Judd. 



Minutes of the 



Saturday Morning, — 9J o'clock. 

Elder Allen Betts introduced the exercises by reading the 
96th Psalm. Sang "I love thy kingdom, Lord." 

Roll called. 

Minutes of yesterday and day before read and approved. 

The adoption of the report on Periodicals, which was 
read yesterday was taken up, and some interesting remarks 
by several, advocating the Biblical Recorder as the organ of 
North Carolina Baptists, on motion, the report was adopted. 

KEPOET ON PEKIODICALS. 

Brother Moderator : Your committee on the subject of Periodi- 
cals, beg leave to say, that as our christian growth in grace depends much 
on the acquirements we make of Bible knowledge, we believe that if 
Baptists generally were to read our denominational paper, they would 
be better informed in the true doctrine of the Bible, which would render 
them more active in the service of God, and better qualify them to meet 
objections raised against their origin, doctrinal views, and practices than 
they now are. Brethren, it is our duty to inform ourselves in Bible 
knowledge. God requires it of us. We should study the Bible thorough- 
ly, and employ all the helpful means within our reach in trying to get a 
proper understanding of its teachings. 

There is given through the Biblical Recorder much information of the 
Scriptures, their true importance, &c, by those who have given their 
time, talents and means to the study of the word, making extensive 
searches after Biblical truth, which we cannot well obtain in any other 
way, not having the time and means of making the deep researches of 
the Bible necessary to be made in order to get to a true understanding of 
its teachings. The Biblical Recorder is well guarded against error, and 
may be relied on as a faithful exponent of truth, devoted as it is to Bible 
religion, education, agriculture and general intelligence. 

We recommend every family to subscribe for it one year and be con- 
vinced. Also, we recommend Kind Words as a Sunday School paper. 
The Foreign Mission Journal is also a good paper to take. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. D. DEAN, 
J. D. LANIER, 

Committee. 

The committee on Temperance being called on, the fol- 
lowing report was offered, which, on motion, was adopted : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is not only a Bible doctrine, but one of the Christian 
graces that we are required to add to our faith, without which no man 
can please the Lord. Therefore, we should use the things of this world 
as not abusing it, and to do this we must discern between the necessary 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

and unnecessary use of everything. Therefore, the use of intoxicating 
drinks as beverages is on the side of intemperance and should be aban- 
doned altogether. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

ALLEN BETTS, 
J. A. SENTER, 

Committee. 

The speeches on the subject — some of them — highly rec- 
ommended the adoption of the covenant proposed with this 
body at the second session at Hector's Creek. . 

On motion, the body called off for one hour to give Elder 
Hunt the house to preach in ; and immediately he ascended 
the pulpit and preached from Romans 9: 16: "So then, it is 
not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, but of God 
that sheweth mercy." 

After preaching the body resumed business. 

The committee on Foreign Missions reported the follow- 
ing: 

REPOKT ON FOREIGN" MISSIONS. 

Dear Brethren : We regard the work of Foreign Missions as vastly 
important, and very much regret that we are not at this time in posses- 
sion of such facts as should appear in this report. Paul says : " The 
Gospel is the power of God unto salvation." Again, "it pleases God, 
by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that believe." Then the 
salvation of over eleven million of souls depends upon the gospel. If 
our brother were sick, we would do all we could for him, but here are 
these millions sick unto death — yes, eternal death — and what are we try- 
ing to do for them ? After death we may go to the grave and weep, but 
what good can it do ? Let us send for Jesus, the Saviour of souls, to come 
(or go) to them, not to raise them from the grave, but to raise them from 
eternal death. Jesus was sent for before Lazarus died, that he might not 
die, and when he came, he raised him from his grave. Who sent for 
him ? Martha and Mary. Let us try to do our duty for our brothers and 
sisters. Let us send them the bread of life. Let us say to the missiona- 
ries : 

Give them Jesus, 

For their idols will not do ; 
In Him alone is salvatiou, 

And no other way is true. 

We, therefore, recommend that the several churches composing this 
Association, take the matter into consideration, and raise as much money 
as they can for this cause, and also, that a collection be taken up on the 
adoption of this report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. B. ALDERMAN, 
T. J. HUNT, 

Committee. 

After some interesting and earnest remarks, showing the 
great needs of Foreign Mission work, on motion, the report 



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was adopted, and a collection taken op for Foreign Missions 
amounting to $8.68. 

On motion, adjourned for three-quarters of an hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 
Committee on Prayer Meetings reported, and after inter- 
esting speeches by several brethren, on motion, the report 

was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We are glad to hear so many of the churches report prayer meetings ; 
for only while they pray they live. Can an individual christian live with- 
out prayer ? If not, can a church live without it ? Then, if neither can 
live without prayer, 

Resolved, That this Association make a mighty effort for the next year 
to keep up prayer meetings in all the churches, and we hope all the 
churches will report prayer meetings next year in their letters. 

If this is good, will we pray its adoption? " I will that men every- 
where pray." 1st Tim., 2 : 8. Does Grod require us to keep up a pray- 
er meeting in our church? If so, not to do this is to " rob God." jSTow, 
'• will a man rob God ?" 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. 1ST. CAMPBELL, 
T. J. HUNT, 

Committee. 

. On motion, leave of absence was granted Brethren H. D. 
Judd and J. W. Yarborough. 

Committee on Home Missions reported, and, on motion, 
the report was laid on the table. 

Committee on Finance reported, and, on motion, report 
wasadopted. [See Appendix.] 

The Executive Board reported, and on motion, the report 
was adopted. [See Appendix.] 

On motion, a new Board was appointed as follows : 

Cumberland Union — J. D. Lanier. 

Baptist Grove — J. A. Baughcom. 

Hector's Creek — Eli Carter. 

Macedonia — S. D. Stevens. 

Bouie's Creek — R. Byrd. 

Beihelr— Jacob West. 

Friendship — L. W. Byrd. 

luiVdngtoiv — T. D Watson. 

Antioch—J, W. Salmon. 

Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 

Holly Springs — R. J. Patterson; 

Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham. 

Jonesboro — «■ 

Little River — Keill A. McLean. 






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Treasurer reported. On motion, report adopted. [See 
Appendix.] 

Announcement that W. D. Dean preach at the stand, and 
he immediately retired thereto, followed by quite a large 
crowd of hearers. 

The Clerk offered a resolution of thanks, and, on motion, 
it was unanimously adopted, as follows: 

Resolved, That the hearty thanks of this body be tendered to the breth- 
ren, sisters and friends of this church and community for their bounteous 
hospitalities and warm reception of this body. 

On motion, the Treasurer was instructed to pay out the 
money sent up from the churchss as directed in the letters. 

The Association contributed, in connection with what was 
designated in the report on Finance, $6.60 for the Clerk's 
services. 

On motion the report on Home Missions was called up 
and adopted : 

KEPORT ON" HOME MISSIONS. 

Your committee on Aoiae Missions report the following- : 
We regret that our churches have done so little for this cause during' 
the past year. In view of the fact -that there is within the bounds of our 
Association much destitution, large scopes of country entirely destitute 
of Baptist preaching, we urge upon our churches to bestir themselves 
to a full discharge of duty with regard to sending missionaries to preach 
the gbspel in these dark places, and in sustaining them in their work by 
contributing of our means as the Lord prospers us. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. COLLINS, 
W. D. DEAN, 

Committee. 

A collection was taken up for home Missions amounting 
to $1.00 in cash, and $16.25 in subscriptions. 

Proceedings of to-day read and corrected. 

A resolution of thanks was tendered to the Moderatar and 
Clerks for the efficient and very faithful manner in which 
they had discharged their duties. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place appointed for 
next session. 

Sang "Blest he the tie that binds/^&c, in which all the 
congregation joined — assantmg in "song and in heart," 
thereto, having had the ties of Christian love bound closer, 
"still doner" by the love that pervaded all the transactions 
of the body. 

Prayer by Elder A. N. Campbell. Benediction by Elder 
A. B. Alderman. 



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SUNDAY MORNING. 

The morning being unusually bright, the brethren and 
visitors gathered again at the place of worship and engaged 
in Prayer Meeting exercises and Sunday School interest, 
conducted by Elder A. B. Alderman. 

At 11 o'clock, Elder W. D. Dean occupied the stand ; and 
at the same hour Elder A. -N. Campbell preached in the 
house the Denominational Missionary Sermon, from II Cor- 
inthians 5:19: "And hath committed unto us the word of 
reconciliation." And a collection was taken up for Foriegn 
Missions amounting to $10.11. Also a collection at the 
stand for Home Missions amounting to $4.20. 

Sunday Afternoon. 

The stand being unoccupied, the house was filled to over- 
flowing. And Elder T. J. Hunt preached from Rev. 22: 14: 
"Blessed are they that do His commandments," &c. Also, 
a brief address by Elder Wm. Brunt, showing in an earnest 
and interesting manner the rights that God's people have to 
"the tree of life," and the blessedness of being able to "enter 
in through the gates into the city." Elder Brunt also led 
the congregation in a fervent petition for the furtherance of 
the Gospel and the guidance of the great Jehovah. 

Elder Hunt pronounced the benediction, and the happy 
brethren and joyful multitude sought their homes with 
hearts filled with delight, save that lingering regret that 
accompanies the separation of dear friends and brethren 
everywhere. 

Thus ended the most pleasant and profitable session of 
this body. 

WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. 

Eli Hilliard, Clerk 



APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

IN ACCOUNT WITH LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

— 

To cash received from Finance Committee for Minutes 

for 1878, $ 16 80 

To cash received for Education, 1 48 

u " " Home Missions, 19 74 

44 " " Foreign Missions, 11 47 

" " " Rome Chapel, 2 00 

44 " " M. T. Yates, Missionary in China, 50 

$ 51 99 

Cr. 

To cash paid for printing Minutes for 1878, $ 16 80 

t. 4j Treasurer Education, 148 

" u Xreas. Home Mission (or Executive) Board 19 74 

% " " " Foreign Mission Board, 1147 

44 " Rev. E. Dodson, Rome Chapel, 2 00 . 

" *• Mission Board for M. T. Yates, , 50 

$ 51 99 

Also paid out collections of Association, as follows : 

Collections for Foreign Missions, (1878,) $ 8 65 

" for Home Missions,, 8 05 

$ 16 10 

The whole amount paid in and paid out, including collections, was 
$68 09. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELI HILLIARD, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

To balance on hand from 1878 $ 58 38 

Received from Friendship Church for Home Missions,... 1 50 

" Holly Springs " " " ... 38 

" " Juniper Springs, " " ... 50 

" " S. N". Betts, " " ... 50 

" "• Treasurer of Association, 19 74 

" " collections in Union Meetings, 3 07 

" •' A. N". Campbell for Home Missions, 1879, 10 90 

$ 94 07 

Cr. 
Paid A. N". Campbell for missionary services for the 

year 1878, $ 20 00 

44 T. J. Hunt, for missionary services, 1878>,.. 10 00 

44 Clerk of the Board, 2 50 

44 A. N". Campbell, missionary services for 1879, 30 00 

44 T. J. Hunt, 44 4t 44 5 00 



67 50 



Balance in treasury, $ 26 57 

Respectfully submitted, ELI CARTER, Treasurer. 



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REPORT OX FIXAXCE. 



CHURCHES. 



Cumberland Union 

Baptist Grove, , 

Lilliug'ton... 

Friendship,.. 

Hector's Creek. 

Bethel 

Holly Springs, 

Juniper Springs,..., 
Little River.......... 

Bouie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove,., 

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J. B. CHURCHILL, 
J. A. BAUGHCOM, 

Committee, 



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CHALK LEVEL, HARNETT CO., N. C, 
November 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, 1880. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



Chalk Level, Harnett Co., N. C, 

Thursday, November 4th, 1880. 

The Fifth Annual Session of the Little River Baptist As- 
sociation, convened with the Baptist church, at Baptist 
Grove, Harnett county, N. C. 

Exercises introduced by singing, "When torn is the 
bosom." 

Elder H. D. Judd not being present, the Denominational 
Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder A. N. Camp- 
bell, from Romans iii: 2 : "Much every way." After sermon 
prayer by Bro. Archie Betts. 

After an intermission of 25 minutes, the Association was 
called to order by the former Moderator, Elder William 
Brunt, who read 24th Psalm; hymn, " Remark m} 7 soul the 
narrow bound ;" the Moderator led in a fervent petition for 
the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

Bro. W. S. Mann was appointed Clerk pro. tem., Bro. Hil- 
liard being absent. 

Brethren J. A. Campbell and Eli Carter were appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled as follows : 

Cumberland Union J. D Weathers, J B. Churchill, J. M. Thomas, 
W. L. Parker and T B Lan er. 

Baptist Grove -J. A Baughcom, D. D. Senter, W. S. Mann, W.H. 
Baker and Alonzo Baughcom. 

LiiiLiNGTON— Wil iain Brunt. 

Friendship— Jno. W. Byrd, William Byrd, L. W. Byrd and Corne- 
lius Byrd. 

Hector's Creek— John A. Senter, R. H. Smith, Eli Carter and J. 
A. Campbell. 

Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill, A. J. Taylor, William Dickens 
and James Thomas. 

Cameron's Grove— H. W. Graham, W. D. Graham and J. H. Gra- 
ham. 

Macedonia— H. D. Weathers. S. D. Stevens and J. J. Nash. 

Antioch— L. B. Hunt and J. K. Haigvvood. 

Little River — Not rep i e • ented. 

Bethel — Alexander West and Jacob West. 

Jonesboro— Not represented. 

Bute's Creek — J. A. Matthews and N. R. Gregory. 



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Holly Springs— W. D. Patterson, M. B. Oquin and Jackson Taylor. 
Bethlehem D. F. Harvell and W. M. Harvell. 
Ordained Ministers Present— William Brunt, A. 1ST. Campbell 
and J. W. Collins. 
Licentiates— II. W. Graham and J. D. Weathers. 

On motion, proceeded to the election of Moderator, with 
Brethren John A. Senter and H. W. Graham acting as tell- 
ers. Result, William Brunt. 

Then proceeded to elect Clerk and Treasurer. Result, J. 
A. Campbell. 

Petitioning letters were called for. None presented. 

Corresponding brethren invited to seats. 

On motion, the Pastor and Deacons of Baptist Grove 
Church were appointed a committee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, the usual committees were appointed, as fol- 
lows: 

On Finance— EH Carter and W. L. Parker. 
On Church Lktteks— J. A. Bauglicom and S D. Stephens. 
On Bible Schools— J. W: Byrd and W. S. Mann. 
On Home Missions— J. W. Collins and C B. McNeill. 
On State Missions— A. N. Campbell and J. W. ( ollins. 
On Foreign Missions— H. VV. G ahatn and L. B. Hunt. 
On Prayer Meeting— R. H Smith and J. B Churchill. 
On Periodicals— John A. Senter, J. D. Weathers and H. D 
Weathers » 

On Education— A N Campbell and Cornelius Byrd. 
On Temperance — J. M. T lomas and W. H. Baker 
On Obituaries— O. Churciiill, Eli Carter an \ D. D Senter. 

On motion, adjourned till tomorrow 9:30 A. M. Benedic- 
tion by Elder J. W. Collins. 



Friday Morning, November 5th, 1880. 

The body Assembled for worship. Sang "Am I a soldier 
of the cross." Elder T. Harrison continued the exercises by 
reading the 67th Psalm and led the congregation in prayer. 

Poll called and delegates promptly responded. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 

Corresponding Messengers were invited to seats, and the 
following responded : 

From the Raleigh Association— Elds. J. M. Holleman and Allen 
Betts. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats and the following ap- 
peared: 

From the Raleigh Association— Elds. J. C. Marcom, H. W. Mor- 
ris and Alvin B^tts. 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

Also. Elder T. Harrison appeared as agent for Foreign Missions in 
North Carolina. 
Elder J. M. Holleman represented the Recorder. 

Petitioning letters were again called for, upon which the 
church at Bethlehem presented a letter asking admittance 
into our union. 

On motion, a committee consisting of Elders A. N. Camp- 
bell, J. C. Marcom and Alvin Betts, was appointed to exam- 
ine the Articles of Faith and Church Covenant. 

On motion, the petitioning letter was laid on the table 
until said committee reported. 

On motion, the same Order of Business of last year was 
adopted for the present session. 

On motion, speeches were limited to ten minutes. 

Committee on Bible Schools reported, and after a speech 
by Elder Harrison, on motion, the report was adopted, as 
follows : 

Your committee on the subject of Bible Schools beg leave to submit 
the following : 

We find that your last committee on this subject say: ''We fear that 
some of our chur lies do not place the pr peres imateon Bible Schools." 
While we adm t that some of our churches do not realize the import mce 
of Bible training, yet we think w ■■ may safely say that the interest in 
Bible schools is rapidly increasing ; although we regret to say that not 
mo e than half of the churches report Bible schools, though we hope it 
i- by neglect of th * clerk- of the ditfere.it churches. We hope it will be 
look d after more carefully in the f iture, and we trust that nil the 
churches will engige in the B ble school work. We rind that the first 
Bib!< j school was organized in 1782, and at this tim * there are thousands 
of scho ds all over the land. God grant that Bible schools may be or- 
ganized in every section throughout this neighborhood. 

Respectfully submitted, W. S. MANN", 

J. W. BYRD 

Committee. 

Committee on Religious exercises reported that Elder Al- 
vin Betts would preach at the stand at 11 o'clock A. M. 

On motion, the petition of Bethlehem church was taken 
up. The committee reported the following: 

Your committee, baving examined the subject of the Faith of said 
cburch, its Constitution and Rules of Ord r. find them regular. We 
therefore recommend its reception into this body. 

J. C. MARCOM, 
A. 1ST. CAMPBELL, 
ALVIX BETTS, 

Committee. 

On motion, the church was received, and Brethren D. F. 
Harvell and W. M. Harvell were welcomed to seats as dele- 
gates. 

The committee on Home Missions reported the following : 



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Your committee would submit the following : 

We confess our f tult-j for not having given as the Lord has prospered 
us in the past We would, t lerefore, urge the delegates of the several 
churclies to aroise their churches to a sense of their duty in regard to 
this matter. Also, insist on pasrors to present the subject of Missions 
to their churches, and take up a collection for Home Missions next year. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

J. W. COLLINS, 
C. B. MCNEILL, 

Committee. 

After some appropriate remarks by Elders J. W. Collins 
and J. C. Marcom, on motion, the report was adopted. 
Committee on Foreign Missions reported as follows: 

"Whoso hath thi* world's 200 Is, and seeth his brother have need and 
shurteth uj> his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love 
of God in him?" Suppose we were to find a brother in need of daily 
bread, ;tn<l we shou'd not administer to his necessities, that, of course, 
would be unchristian-li e. Muc 1 more important is it, for us to admin- 
ister to the nee ssities of the soul than the body. The command is "go 
teach all nations " Ther • is a work for all ; they that cannot preach 
can support those whom God hath called to preach. If we neither 
preach nor support those who do preach, how can it be said of us that 
we love one another? Respectfully submitted, 

H. W. GRAHAM, 
L. B. HUNT, 

Committee. 

On motion, the subject of Foreign Missions was made 
special order after recess. 

Committee on Prayer Meeting reported, and after inter- 
esting and earnest remarks by Elders Betts and Norris, 
showing the importance of prayer, on motion, the following 
report was adopted : 

We deem it the most important subject before this Association, since 
it L» through prayer God h;is promised to bless us, both temporally and 
spiritually. God says, " Men ought always to pray." We would, there- 
fore recommend that each individual, especially those who have a family, 
hold communion with God, at least at the close of the day. Without 
prayer it is impo-sible for us to raise up our children in the way they 
should go, neither will he excuse those who have no family from this 
duty. J. B. CHURCHILL, 

R. H. SMITH, 

Committee. 

On motion, the Association adjourned for one hour. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair, and the body resumed business. 

Elder O. Churchill and son having arrived as correspon- 
dents from the Sandy Creek Association, were welcomed to 
seats. 

The subject of Foreign Missions was taken up. On mo- 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

tion, the limitation of speeches to ten minutes was suspend- 
ed in Bro. Harrison's behalf. After able speeches by Elders 
Harrison, Betts, Marcom, Norris and Holleman, on motion, 
the report was adopted. 

After which there was a collection for Foreign Missions 
amounting to $13.10. 

Announcement that Elder Harrison would preach at the 
stand, and he immediately retired to the appointment, fol- 
lowed by the anxious hearers. 

Committee on Periodicals reported, and, on motion, the 
adoption of the report was deferred till to morrow morning. 

Committee on Education called on to report, and the fol- 
lowing report was offered, and after a few remarks from the 
Moderator, and Elders Holleman, Betts and Bro. A. D. 
Jones, on motion, the report was adopted, as follows : 

Your committee on Education would ask to submit the following : 
Education is said by all to be a good thing. To prove this, we only have 
to refer to what it has done for man. We would jisk every Christian if 
there is not a sin of omission lying at our doors? If so, will we not in 
the future try to remove it by doing all we can to educate our rising 
generation, as there seems to be a greater demand for it now than at any 
previous time? Yours, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
C. M. BYRD, 

Committee. 

On motion, adjourned till 9J o'clock to-morrow A. M. 
Prayer by Elder Allen Betts. Benediction by Elder Alvin 
Betts. 



Saturday Morning, Nov. 6th, 1880. 

Elder 0. Churchill introduced the exercises by reading 
67th Psalm. Sang, " I love to steal awhile away," and led 
in prayer. 

Roll called, and minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
The adoption of the report on Periodicals, which was read 
yesterday, was taken up and some interesting remarks by 
Elders Holleman and Churchill, advocating the Biblical 
Recorder as the organ of North Carolina Baptists; on motion, 
the report was adopted. 

Your committee on Periodicals beg leave to report the following : 
We thing every Baptist family in the State should take the Recorder, 
not y because it is our denominational paper, but for its fearless ad- 
voc acy of gospel truth. We think there is not a paper edited that is so 
wel 1 calculated to spread the truth and influence the minds of the young 
in sound religious knowledge as the Recorder. We, therefore, hope the 



8 Minutes of the 

brethren will see that its circulation shall continue to spread until every 
Baptist family shall read the Recorder. Also, we recommend Kind 
Words as a Sunday School paper. 

Kespectfully submitted, JOHN A. SENTER, 

J. D. WEATHERS, 
H. D. WEATHERS, 

Committee. 

On motion of Bro. J. A. Baughcom, each church compo- 
sing this Association be requested to report to the Associa- 
tion what they have actually paid their pastor. 

The following is the report on Church Letters : 

Your committee to whom was referred the subject of Church Letters, 
beg; leave to submit the following : 

By examining the letters sent up by the several churches, we find that 
Providence has, in His wisdom, called from our number, by his m ssen- 
ger, death, since last session, six. The number of bapti-ms for the past 
Associational year have been 26. The receptions by letter have been 20; 
dismissions by letter have been 24. We have received by restoration 4, 
and excluded 10. So we find that the total increase has been 27. 

We have eight Sabbath Schools reported. Five churches have i eported 
regular prayer meetings Quite a number of chu reins have failed to 
send Sunday School statistics, which is quite a mistake of the clerks of 
the churches, and should be looked after more carefully. 

Respectfully submitted, J. A. BAUGHCOM, 

S. D. STEVENS, 

Committee. 

Committee on Temperance being called on to report, 
made the following report: 

We, to whom the subject of Temperance was assigned are at a loss to 
know how to make a proper report, deeming it so important. Tempe- 
rance is not only a Bible doctrince, but one of the < christian graces that 
we are required to add to our faith, without which no man can please 
the Lord. Therefore we should use the things of this world as not 
abusing it, and to do this we must discern between the necessary and 
unnecessary use of everything. Therefore, the use of intoxicating 
drinks as beverages is on the side of intemperance and should be aban- 
doned altogether. 

Respectfully submitted. J. M. THOMAS, 

W. H. BAKER 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elder Holleman, Brethren Hunt, Pat- 
terson and Thomas, on motion, the report was adopted. 
Committee on State Missions reported as follows: 

Your committee on State Missions would submit the following : We, 
the Bapti-t Church, claim God's word as our rule of practice, and it 
says : " What thy hands find to do, do with thy might." Now if we, as 
Baptists, would unite our efforts, what might we expect? There are 
fields white already to the harvest, and if there are none here that will 
go and reap, may the good Lord incline our hearts to throw our efforts 
together that we may send out reapers so he that soweth and he that 
reapeth may rejoice together. 

Respectfully submitted. A. N. CAMPBELL, 

J. W. COLLINS, 

Committee. 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

After remarks by Elder A. N. Campbell, on motion, the 
report was adopted. 

On motion, the Association accepted reports from corres- 
pondents to si«ter Associations. 

Correspondents were appointed to sister Associations, viz : 

Kaleigh Association— Elder A. N". Campbell, and brethren D. D. 
Senter. J. A. Bau^hc >m, B. F. Campbell and Eli Carter. 
Mount Zion— J. W. Collins and L B. Hunt. 
Sandy Creek— B. F. Camp »ell. 
South River— A N. Ca -uphell. 
Cedar Crej k-W. W. Byrd. 

On motion, the next session of this Association was ap- 
pointed with the church at Holly Springs, Harnett county, 
commencing on Thursday before the first Sunday in Novem- 
ber, 1881. 

On motion, Elder William Brunt was appointed to preach 
the Denominational Introductory Sermon. Elder A. N. 
Campbell was appointed to preach Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, those who were appointed to preach stated 
sermons were requested to preach themselves or have it 
done. 

On motion, the Clerk was instructed to correspond with 
the former Clerk and Treasurer relative to the Treasurer's 
report. 

On motion, a committee consisting of A. N. Campbell, D. 
D. Senter and Eii Carter was appointed to audit the report. 

Committee on Finance reported, and on motion, the re- 
port was received. (See Appendix.) 

On motion, the Treasurer was instructed to pay out the 
money sent up by the several churches as directed in the 
letters. 

On motion, Elder A. N. Campbell was appointed delegate 
to the Baptist State Convention. 

Bro. R H. Smith offerred a resolution of thanks, as fol- 
lows, which, after considerable debate, was unanimously 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the hearty thanks of this body be tendered to the breth- 
ren, s ; sters and friends of Baptist Grove Church and community for 
their bounteous hospitality and warm reception of this body. 

On motion, adjourned for 45 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

On motion, the Association gave place for the Executive 
Board. 

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10 Minutes of the 

After the meeting of the Board, the Association resumed 
business. 

Committee on Obituaries reported the following: 

Dear Brethren — A kind Providence has seen proper to remove 
from our midst six of our beloved brethren and sisters during the past 
As>ociational year, viz : Brethren J. D. Lanier, Thomas Strickland, 
William Salmon, and sisters Di y Smith, Buchanan and Foe We, as 
an Association, will try to submit to the dea ings of the Lord, notwith- 
standing we deeply deplore their loss We trust that our loss is their 
eternal gain. Soin j of them were leading spirits in the Association. For 
instance, Bro. Lanier, who was so benevolent and attentive to all the 
duti s of the church. Vve trust that this dispensation of an Allwise 
Providence will be the cause of omt bei ig more energetic in the Master's 
cause. Kespectfully submitted, 

ELI CARTER, 
O. CHURCHILL, 
D. D. SENTER, 

Committee. 

After some appropriate remarks by Elders Churchill and 
Campbell, on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, the Clerk received $7.50 for his services. 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be equally divided 
between Home and State Missions. 

While waiting for the report of the Board, a collection 
was taken up for Bro. Reardon; an afflicted brother, amount- 
ing to $7.25. 

The following query was offered the Association : "What 
steps should a church take with an ordained minister, who 
is a member of that chinch, for immoral conduct?" 

On motion, the query was answered as follovfs: " First si- 
lence him, and then withdraw fellowship from him." 

The Executive Board reported, and on motion, the report 
was adopted. (See Appendix.) 

Treasurer reported, and on motion, the report was re- 
ceived. (See Appendix.) 

On motion a new Board was appointed as follows : 

Cumberland Union— T. B. Lanier. Baptist Grove— J. A. 
Baughcom. Lillington— William Brunt Friendship— L. W.Byrd. 
Hector's Creek— R.H. Smith. Bethel— Alexander West. Holly 
Springs— Malcom Oquin. Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill. Buies 
Creek— S. R. Wilson. Cameron's Grove— W. D. Graham. Mace- 
donia — S. D. Stevens. Antioch — L. B. Hunt. Bethlehem — D. T. 
Harvell. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place appointed for 
next session. Sang " Your harps ye trembling saints," &c. 
Elder 0. Churchill offered a fervent and melting petition in 
behalf of the Little River Association. Benediction by Eld. 
J. M. Holleman. 



Little River Baptist Association. 11 

SUNDAY MORNING. 

A Sabbath School Mass meeting was well entertained by 
the beautiful singing conducted by Bro. B. F. Campbell, 
and the able speeches by Elders Churchill, Norris, Marcom 
and Brunt. 

The congregation assembled at the stand for worship. 
Elder Brunt being unwell, the Denominational Missionary 
Sermon was preached by Elder J. M. Holleman, from Mark 
xvi: 15, 16 : "Go ye into all the world," Ac; hymn " From 
Greenland's icy mountain." After which a collection for 
Home and State Missions was taken up amounting to $20. 
Benediction by Elder Marcom. 

Afternoon. 

Elder H. W. Norris preached to a large audience from II, 
Cor., iii: 17 : "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liber- 
ty." Prayer by Elder Marcom. 

Then came the shaking of hands, bidding adieu and part- 
ing of friends, hoping to meet again at Holly Springs, Har- 
nett county, next Association. 

WILLIAM BRUNT. Moderator, 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 
in account with little river association. 

Dr. 
To cash received from Finance Committee for Minutes 

for 1879, $ 18 30 

To cash r< ceived for Home Missions, 25 76 

To cash received for Foreign Missions, 6 70 

To cash received for Clerk's fee, 1 00 

$ 51 76 

Cr. 

To cash paid for printing Minutes, $ 18 30 

To CJish paid Treasurer Home Mission Board 25 76 

To cash paid Treasurer Foreign Mission Board 6 70 

To cash paid Clerk of Association, 1 00 

$ 51 7(5 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELI HILLIARD, Treasurer. 
N". B —The contributions in collections paid out to the objects for 
which taken. 



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Minutes of Little River Association. 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOAED. 

Dr. 

To balance on hand from 1879, $ 53 57 

Received at Bui s Cr<ek by chairman, 6 14 

Received from Friendship church, 13 50 

Received on subscriptions, 4 00 

Received from Macedonia church, 2 60 

Received from Cumberland Union church,., 50 

Received from collection at Lilliugton meeting of the 

Board, 2 69 

Received from collection at Hector's Creek meeting of 

the Board, 3 30 

$ 86 30 

Cr. 
Paid to J. W. Collins, for missionary services for the 

year 1878, $ 28 00 

Balance in treasury, $ 58 30 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. SMITH, Treasurer. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 




Respectfully submitted, 



ELI CARTER, 
W. L. PARKER, 

Committee. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SIXTH -ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



LITTLE leZTT-E^ 



Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Holl37" Spring's OJa.-u.rcli, 

BROADWAY, HARNETT COUNTY, I. C, 

November 3rd, 4th, 5th s and 6th, 1881. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, ST. C. 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Winslow, N", C. 

l! B.' HUOT, } Readin s Clerks - 



RALEIGH : 
Edwards, Bkoughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1881. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS, 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Lillington, N. C. 

A. N. CAMPBELL,...., Winslow, « " 

H. D. JUDD, Jonesboro, u " 

T.J. HUNT, Westville, " " 

J. W.COLLINS Chalk Level, " " 



LICENTIATES, 



j; D. WEATHERS, Chalk Level, N. C. 

L. B. HUNT,... Unknown to Clerk. 

H. W. GRAHAM, Swarm's Station, N. C, 

J. W. YARBORO,.. Lillington, " '« 



PROCEEDINGS, 



Holly Springs Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 

November 3rd, 1881. 

The Sixth Annual Session of the Little River Baptist 
Association convened with the church at Holly Springs, 
Harnett county, Thursday, Nov. 3rd. 

Elder William Brunt preached the truly Denominational 
Introductory sermon from Matthew 3 ; 3: "Prepare ye the 
way of the Lord, make his paths straight." After sermon, 
prayer by A. N. Campbell. 

After an intermission for refreshments, the congregation 
again assembled. Religious exercises, conducted by the 
Moderator, Rev. William Brunt, who called the body to 
order. 

Eider H. D. Judd and Bro. L. B. Hunt were appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

The roll of churches called and delegates enrolled, as 
follows : 

Cumberland Union — J. D. Weathers, T. B. Lanier, J. TV. Denning 
and J. B. Churchill. 

Baptist Grove — J. A. Baughcoin. B. C. Campbell, Alonzo Baughcom, 
H. T. Gilbert and J. IS T . W. Holmes. 

Lillington — William Brunt. 

Friendship— George E. Byrd, L. W. Byrd, M. L. Byrd and D. S. Wil- 
liams. 

Hector's Creek— Johu A. Senter, J. A. Campbell and E. H. Smith. 

Juniper Springs — J. M. B. Thomas and C. B. McNeill. 

Macedonia — S. D. Churchill. 

Antioch — J. W. Yarboro, Hardy Collins, A. B. Patterson, and J. K. 
Haigwood. 

Bethel — T. J. Hunt, Alex. West and J. S. Ingram. 

Bute's Creek — Letter. 

Bethlehem — Letter. 

Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson, D. A. Patterson, R. J. Patterson, J. 
W. Patterson and Sherod Patterson. 

Little Biver — Alvin Wade and John Holder. 

Jonesboro — Xot represented. 

Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham and B. H. Morris. 

Ordained Ministers present : William Brunt, A. N. Camp- 
bell, H. D. Judd, J. W. Collins and T. J. Hunt. 

Licentiates : J. W. Yarboro, J. D. Weathers and L. B. 
Hunt. 



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On motion, proceeded to the election of Moderator, Clerk 
and Treasurer, by appointing Brethren J. A. Baughcom and 
J. B. Churchill tellers. 

Result—William Brunt, Moderator, J. A. Campbell, Clerk 
and Treasurer. 

Petitioning letters called for. None presented. 

Corresponding Brethren invited to seats and the follow- 
ing appeared: from the Sandy Creek, Bro. W. W. Sears; 
from the Raleigh, Revs. J. M. Holleman, H. W. Norris and 
Bro. J. A. Betts. 

On motion of J. W. Collins, the Pastor and Deacons of 
this church were appointed a committee on Religious Ex- 
ercises. 

On motion, the usual committees were appointed, as fol- 
lows: 

On Finance— John A. Senter and J. B. Churchill. 

On Church Letters — J. A. Baughcom and W. D. Patterson. 

On Bible Schools— R. H. Smith and L. B. Hunt 

On Home Missions — J. W. Collins and J. E. Byrd. 

On State Missions — 11. W. Norris and W. W. Sears. 

On Foreign Missions — J. M. Holleman and H. D. Judd. 

On Prayer Meeting — T. B. Lanier and J. D. Weathers. 

On motion of A. N. Campbell, the Moderator was allowed 
till to-morrow morning to finish appointing the commit- 
tees. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock A. M. 

Prayer by Rev. H. W. Norris. Benediction by the Mod- 
erator. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, Nov. 4th, 1881. 

Religious exercises conducted by Elder J. W. Collins, who 
read the 13th Psalm. 

Roll called, new delegates enrolled. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 

On motion of A. N. Campbell, Bro. J. A. Betts was added 
to the committee on Finance. 

The Moderator then proceeded to complete the appoint- 
ing of committees, as follows : 

On Periodicals — T. J. Hunt and Alex. West. 
On Education— R. D. Judd and C. B. McNeill. 
On* Temperance — A. 1ST. Campbell and J. W. Yarboro. 
On Obituaries — T. J. Hunt and Alonzo Baughcom. 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

On motion of L. B. Hunt, the same order of business of 
last year — with the exception of giving way to the Execu- 
tive Board — was adopted for the present session. 

On motion, the report of the Executive Board was made 
the special order for to-morrow after recess. 

The letter from Cameron's Grove having arrived, was 
read. 

Committee on Bible Schools reported the following: 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

It is the duty of man to reverence and adore God as an adorable be- 
ing. In order for us to be a Christian people, we must be a charitable 
people; and among the charitable institutions of our land the Bible 
School is found. The Bible requires us to bring up our children in the 
nurture and admonition of the Lord, and the Bible School is one of the 
best means for carrying out this requirement. Oh ! may we act in this, 
as well as in other charitable institutions, so that God may be pleased to 
smile upon ns. Let us bestir our interest greatly in this direction. 

Respectfully, 

L. B. HUNT, 
E. H. SMITH, 

Committee. 

After some very appropriate remarks by Elders A. N. 
Campbell, J. M. Holleman, H. W. Norris and others, on 
motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion of Bro. W. D.Patterson, speeches were limited 
to ten minutes. 

Elder J. M. Holleman read the following report on For- 
eign Missions : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mi-sion Board of the Southern Baptist Convention sent 
an agent to North Carolina last year to stir up our people on the subject 
of Foreign Mission work and to collect funds for the furtherance of the 
true gospel in heathen lands. Our people thought it best not to send 
an agent in our State. So this year we have no regular agent but are 
working through our Pastors, Churches and Associations. Last year 
we gave about $5,000*00 to this work. Our Board is in need of all the 
funds the}'- can get. They have already sent to Foreign lands many 
faithful Missionaries, who are giving the gospel to many perishing souls, 
and yet the destitution is great. It enbraces millions of human beings 
who have never heard the gospel. Let us have more of the mission 
spirit in our hearts, and then we will do more work in this direction. 
The Master has said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to 
every creature." How can we neglect and disregard the above plain 
commandment and yet claim to be loyal and obedient followers of our 
Lord and Saviour ? 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 
H. D JUDD, 

Committee. 



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On motion of A. N. Campbell, the limitation of speeches 
to ten minutes was suspended in Bro. Holleman's behalf, 
who made touching appeals for help to support our Mis- 
sionaries. 

Pending the adoption of the report, on motion, adjourned 
for forty-five minutes. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Elder W. G. King, having arrived as a Correspondent 
from the Sandy Creek Association, was welcomed to a seat. 
He announced himself as agent for the Recorder. Bro. 
Collins also announced himself as ready to take subscri- 
bers the day before this. 

The discussion of the subject of Foreign Missions resumed 
by Revs. H. W. N orris, W. G. King and A. N. Campbell ; 
after which a collection was taken up amounting to $25.00, 
and, on motion, the report was adopted. 

Committee on Home Missions offered the following, and, 
after a few remarks by Bro. Norris, on motion, the report 
was adopted : 

KEPOET ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Your committee would submit the following : 

There are sections in our surrounding country destitute of the gospel, 
for which we, as christians, should be greatly concerned. We are ex- 
horted or commanded to "owe no man anything: but to love one 
another." Are we manifesting love toward them by not attending to 
this important matter? Let's arouse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. COLLINS, 
GEO. E. BYRD, 

Committee. 

The collection for Home Missions was deferred till the 
Executive Board reported. 

Report on State Missions read. Revs. Norris, Campbell 
and Holleman made forcible speeches, and, on motion, the 
report was adopted, as follows : 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

There is a broad field of labor before us. We find destitution in our 
own Association, and demand for great work, but we are not satisfied to 
confine our efforts for good to our own narrow bounds when there are 
such loud calls coming up from various sections of our State. There 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

are sections and even counties East and West in which there are no Bap- 
tist churches, and the truth, as we find it taught in God's word, is not 
known, and many of these are not supplied with preaching of any kind. 
The citizens are in religious ignorance, and the youth are growing up in 
absolute heathenism. Can we rest easy at home, knowing that such is 
the case in our own beloved State, and not arise in our might for the 
spread of the gospel truth ? Let us hear our brethren calling on us from 
the mountains to the sea coast for help and rally to their support. Let 
us claim North Carolina for Christ, and labor to obtain the kingdom. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. W. MORRIS, 
W. W. SEARS, 

Committee. 

Rev. A. N. Campbell offered the following: 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance means moderation in all things. The Apostle Peter 
places it in the midst of our christian edifice, as an outgrowth of a chris- 
tian spirit. It is one of the most important stones in the building, yet 
frail mortals like ourselves often leave it out. It is a cross to human na- 
ture, yet we are commanded to take it up and practice it in our lives. 

We recommend to everybody to be temperate in all things, especially 
things pertaining to the cause of Christ. We need it in our families, 
churches and Associations. Let us recommend it everywhere. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
J. W. YARBORO, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, soeeches were made by A. N. Camo- 
bell, L. B. Hunt and H. D. Judd. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, adjourned until to-morrow morning 10 
o'clock. 

Prayer by Bro. Yarboro. Benediction by Bro. Norris. 



THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 1881. 

The congregation assembled for worship. Sang " There 
is a beautiful world." 

The Moderator being unable to go to church, requested 
that Rev. A. N. Campbell act as Moderator pro tern. 

The exercises were continued by Rev. H. W. Norris, who 
read 73rd Psalm, and then led in prayer. 

Report on Finance called for and read by Bro. J. B. 
Churchill. (See Appendix.) 



8 Minutes of the 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

Committee on Church Letters offered the following: 

KEPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

Your committee submit as follows": 

By examining the letters sent up by the several churches, we find that 
God has, in his wisdom, called from our number since last Association 8 ; 
the number baptized 32; received by letter 13; restored none; ex- 
cluded 9 ; dismissed by letter 6. So we find a total increase of 22. Bi- 
ble Schools reported 5. Regular prayer meetings reported 6. Our in- 
crease has not been so large as last year. The number of Bible Schools 
have fallen off 3 ; prayer meetings, gain 1. We find that only four 
churches reported the amount paid their Pastor, as was requested last 
year. We hope the churches will be more careful about giving their 
statistics in future. Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. BAUGHCOM, 
W. D. PATTERSON, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was received. 

Committee on Prayer Meetings reported, and after re- 
marks by W. G. King, J. W. Collins, W. D. Patterson, Hardy 
Collins and some very feeling remarks by Bro. Norris, 

On motion, the report was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

As christians, believing that God is the source of all power and the 
giver of every good, we should frequently apply to that source for the 
supply of strength and blessings that we daily stand in need of. It is 
only through daily devotion and supplication that our individual wants 
may be supplied ; hence, the importance of private and family prayer. 
The Lord delights to meet with and bless his people when gathered to- 
gether in his name, and our churches need his presence and blessings, 
which may be obtained by united prayer; hence, the necessity of church 
and neighborhood Prayer Meetings. Brethren, let us try to pray more 
in secret, in our homes and in prayer meetings in the future, and feel 
assured that we will have more abundant cause for thanksgiving when 
we meet in our next Associational meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. B. LANIER, 

J. D. WEATHERS, 

Committee. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Rev. H. 
W. Norris would preach at the stand and he immediately 
retired. 

Committee on Obituaries offered the following : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your committee with sadness have to report that the messenger Death 
has removed from our midst eight of our members, among whom we find 
our dear Bro. D. D. Senter, Deacon of Baptist Grove Church, who died 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

with a bright prospect of Heaven. We also find Bro. Wm. Buchanan 
of Holly Springs Church, who was loved by all who knew him as a con- 
sistent christian. We greatly sympathize with the bereft, and may the 
consolation of meeting in Heaven console them. 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

T. J. HUNT, 
ALEX. WEST, 

Committee. 

After remarks by J. W. Collins, on motion, the report was 
adopted. 

^Corresponding messengers to sister Associations reported, 
as follows: Revs. J. W. Collins, A. N. Campbell and Bro. 
J. A. Baughcom, reported as having attended the Raleigh 
Association, were cordially received and well pleased with 
the work they were doing. 

Correspondents appointed to sister Associations, viz : 

lo the Raleigh — Brother David S. Williams and Elders J. W. Collins 
and A. IS. Campbell. 

To the Sandy Creek — Elders H. D. Judd, J. W. Collins and Brethren 
J. B. Churchill and S. D. Churchill, 

To the South River— Brethren L. W. Byrd, T. J. Hunt and M. L. Byrd. 

To Cedar Creek— Eld. T. J. Hunt and Bro. D. S. Williams. 

On motion of Bro. J. B. Churchill, the Association will meet 
with the church at Hectors's Creek next year, commencing 
on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1882. 

On motion of C. B. McNeill, Elder H. D. Judd was ap- 
pointed to preach the Denominational Introductory Sermon . 

On motion of II. D. Judd, Eld. William Brant was ap- 
pointed to preach the Missionary Sermon. 

For report of Treasurer, as read and adopted, (See Ap- 
pendix.) 

Treasurer of Executive Board reported. (See Appendix.) 

On motion, adjourned for forty-five minutes. 



SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 

The business pending before the body being the consid- 
eration of the report of the Executive Board and Home 
Mission work, remarks were made upon the subject by 
Elders Collins, Norris, Hunt and Campbell. 

Pending the further discussion, a collection was taken up 
amounting to $13.25. 



10 Minutes of the 

The collections all through the proceedings show that 
there must have been good speaking. 
Elder Hunt read the following : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Among the vile agencies in the world none seem more vile than the 
free circulation and perusal of corrupt literature, bad books and impure 
periodicals. These seem to be doing as much harm as intemperance. 
We owe to our children, to our neighbors and to our country literature 
that is pure in its morality, right in its principles and biblical in its re- 
ligion As such, we recommend the Biblical Recorder. It is a faithful 
exponent of Bible truths and pure in its teachings. We recommend Kind 
Words as a healthy Sunday School paper. We do earnestly hope that 
the churches will report in their church letters to the next Association 
the number of copies of Recorders taken in their churches. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. J. HUNT, 
ALEX. WEST, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elders W. G. King, J. W. Collins and 
H. D. Judd, urging the people to take the Recorder, on mo- 
tion, the report was adopted. 

It might be well to state that there were secured and 
promised not less than 20 subscriptions for the Recorder. 

Offered by John A. Senter and adopted, as follows : 

Resolved, That this Association earnestly. urge all the churches to use 
all the means in their power to revise their church book, in order to get 
a correct record of their church since its organization. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered to the 
brethren, sisters and friends of this community for their very kind hos- 
pitality in entertaining this body. J. B. CHURCHILL. 

Offered by T. J. Hunt, and adopted, as follows : 

"Whereas, We are a peculiar people, and hold principles peculiar to 
ourselves as Baptists, which we are to preserve, or allow them to become 
extinct : 

Resolved, That we recommend the churches of our Association to ex- 
ercise strict care in the reception of members from any other denomina- 
tion without their coming in through the authorized door of the church, 
which is baptism by a regular authorized administrator." 

We hope all the churches, to avoid any trouble, will 
strictly observe this. 

Committee on Education reported as follows: 



Little River Baptist Association. 11 

KEPOKT ON EDUCATION. 

Your committee would ask leave to submit the following : 
It really appears to us that unnecessary and avoidable ignorance is 
sinful, and that extreme illiteracy is fearfully dangerous, but educa- 
tion seems to be one of the greatest blessings attainable by human effort. 
The sun lights up our world ; education lights up our minds : take 
away either, then darkness, ruinous and destructive, will inevitably fol- 
low. Let us arise from our negligence in this matter, and put forth out- 
most earnest efforts to secure to the present and rising generation the 
benefits of a good education. 

Respectfully yours, 

H. D. JUDD, 

c. b. mcneill, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Rev. H. D. Judd and Bro. L. B. Hunt, 
on motion, the report was adopted. 

Collection for Ministerial Education amounting to $1.62. 
Owing to limited time the Association could not do this, as 
well as other subjects, justice. 

Ordered, That 300 copies of the minutes be printed and distributed 
pro rata among the churches. 

On motion, the Clerk was allowed $7.50 for his services. 

A vote of $4.75 was made to buy a Bible and Hymn 
Book for Holly Springs church. 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be equally di- 
vided between Home and State Missions. 

A new Executive Board was appointed, as follows: 

Cumberland Union, T. B. Lanier; Baptist Grove, J. A. Baughcom ; 
Hector's Creek, R. H. Smith; Lillington, William Marsh ; Friendship, 
L. W. Byrd ; Bethel, Alexander West ; Holly Springs, W. D. Patterson ; 
Juniper Springs, C. B. McNeill ; Buie's Creek, S. R. Wilson , Cameron's 
Grove, W. D. Graham; Macedonia, S. D. Stephens; Antioch, Hardy 
Collins ; Bethlehem, D. F. Harvell. 

There being no other business, on motion, adjourned to 
meet with the church at Hector's Creek, Harnett county, N. 
C, Thursday before the first Sabbath in November, 1882. 

Sang, "All hail the power of Jesus' name," and the 
Brethren all seemed to say in the depth of their hearts, 
" Crown him Lord of all." Elder H. W. Norris pronounced 
the benediction. 



12 Minutes of Little River Baptist Association. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

The day being very pleasant, the Brethren assembled ac- 
cording to appointment and engaged in a mass-meeting. 
Speeches by Elders King and Norris, and the mass-meeting 
closed. 

Rev. A. N. Campbell repairs to the stand where he meets 
a large congregation. After devotional exercises by Bro. 
Norris, the Missionary Sermon is preached by Rev. A. N. 
Campbell, from Gal. 6: 10 — "As we have, therefore, oppor- 
tunity, let us do good unto all men." 

After which, there was a collection amounting to $17.13 
for Home and State Missions. 

Benediction by Elder Norris. 

AFTERNOON. 

After partaking of the good things prepared for us, Elder 
H. D. Judd preached from 2nd Thes, 2: 13--" Because God 
hath from the beginning chosen you," &c. 

A. N. CAMPBELL, Mod, pro. tern. 
J. A. Campbell, Clerk, 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER FOR 1881, 
In Account with Little River Association. 

Dr, 
To Cash received from Finance Committee for printing 

Minutes, 618 92 

To cash received for Home Misssions, 5 95 

To cash received for Foreign Missions, 9 55 

To cash received for State Misssions, 1 43 

To cash received for Clerk's fee, 3 50 

Received by collection for Home Missions, 10 00 

Received by collection for State Missions, 10 00 

Received by collection for Foreign Missions, 13 10 

Total amount in ^Treasury, - $ 72 45 

Or. 

To cash paid for printing Minutes, $18 92 

To cash paid Treasurer of Executive Board, 15 95 

To cash paid Treasurer Foreign Mission Board, 9 55 

To cash paid Treasurer State Mission Board, 11 43 

To cash paid T. Harrison agent Foreign Missions, 13 10 

To cash paid Clerk of Association, 3 50 

Total amount paid out, $ 72 45 

Respectfully submitted, J. A. CAMPBELL, Treas. 



REPORT ON" FINANCE. 



CHURCHES. 



Cumberland Union, 

Baptist Grove, 

Lillington, 

Friendship, 

Hector's Creek,. 

Bethel 

Holly Springs, 

Buie's Creek, 

Cameron's Grove,.., 

Macedonia, 

Antioch, 

Little River, 

Juniper Springs,..,.. 
Bethlehem, , 



$18 30 



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50 



25 



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*6 82 
4 15 
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1 95 
3 75 

12 50 

12 62 



♦Paid to the Treasurer of the Executive Board. 

Respectfully submitted, J. A. SENTER, 

J. B. CHURCHILL, 
J. A BETTS, 

Committee, 



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REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
Dr. 

To balance on hand from 1880,, $58 30 

Received from Hector's Creek,., 1 65 

Received from collection on Sunday at Juniper Springs,. 3 50 

Received from Friendship. 4 00 

Received from Cumberland Union., ... 1 75 

Received from Macedonia, l 25 

Received from Baptist Grove, 55 

Received from Collection on Sunday, 4 50 

Received from Marty n Thomas, subscription, 50 

Received from Friendship, 3 35 

Received from Hector's Creek, , 1 47 

Received from Buie s Creek, % 120 

Received from Holly Springs,.. 2 15 

Received from Cumberland Union, 75 

Received from Juniper Springs. 2 00 

Received from collection on Sunday, 5 73 

Received from Clerk of Association, 15 95 

Received from Macedonia, . 125 

Received from Baptist Grove, 95 

Received from Cumberland Union, ... 2 50 

$113 30 

Cr. 

Paid to J. W. Collins for services for 1881,. $32 00 

Paid to T. J. Hunt for services for 1881, 10 00 

Paid to William Brooks for Jonesboro church 6 00 

$48 00 

Balance in Treasury, $65 30 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. SMITH, Treas. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



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LITTLE f ER BjPTIST/SSOCpO^ 



HELD WITH 



Hector's Creek Church, Harnett County, E C, 



November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1882. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Winslow, N*. C. 

J. B. CHURCHILL, E. B. YARBROUGH, Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1882. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



little ppmsyssoepoii. 



HELD WITH 



Hector's Creek Church, Harnett County, H. C, 



November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1882. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, Lillington, W. C, 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Winslow, JS". C. 

J. B. CHURCHILL, E. B. YARBROUGH, Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1882. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



I WILLIAM BRUNT Lillington, N. C. 

A. N. CAMPBELL Winslow, N. C. 

T. J. HUNT Westville, N. C. 

, J. W. COLLINS Chalk Level, N. C. 

0. CHURCHILL Chalk Level, N. C. 

H. W. GRAHAM Swarm's Station, N. C. 



LICENTIATES. 



J. D. WEATHERS Chalk Level, N. C. 

L, B. HUNT Gulf, N. C. 

J. W. YARBROUGH Lillington, N. C. 

E. B. YARBROUGH Lillington, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Hector's Creek Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 

Thursday, November 2nd, 1882. 

The seventh annual session of the Little River Baptist 
Association convened with Hector's Creek Church, Harnett 
counly, N. C, Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 1882. 

In the absence of Elder H. D. Judd, the regular appointee, 
the Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder 0. Churchill, 
from 1st Cor. 9: 24. " So run that ye may obtain." Bene- 
diction by Bro. Hunt. 

After an intermission of half hour the Association met in 
regular session. Devotional exercises conducted by Elder 
W. A. Barrett. 

The former Moderator, Elder Wm. Brunt, then called the 
Association to order and appointed Brethren J. B. Churchill 
and E. B. Yarbrough, Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled as follows : 

Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, J. D. Weathers, J. M. Thomas and 
J. B Churchill. 

Baptist Grove— J. A. Baugheorn, A. L. Baughcom, B. C. Campbell 
andJ. N. W. Holmes. 

Lillington — William Brunt. 

Friendship — L. W. Byrd. 

Hectors Creek — R. H. Smith, John A. Senter, J. A. Campbell and Eli 
Carter. # 

Juniper Springs— C. B, McNeill, J. M. B. Thomas and A. P. Thomas . 

AnUoch— W. T. Collins, D. Collins, Hardy Collins, A. B. Patterson 
and J. K Haigwood. 

Bethel— D. J..McCorquodale, Alex. West and T. J. Hunt. 

Macedonia — J. H. Weathers. 

Little River — Letter. 

Buie's Creel: — William Pearson, J. A. Matthews and W. F. Ennis. 

Bethlehem — D. F. Harvell. 

LTolly Springs — W. D. Patterson, Jackson Taylor and IN". A. Patterson. 

Jonesboro — Win. Brooks. 

Cameron" 1 s Grove — Letter. 

NeiWs Creek— A. D. Dewar, D. W. Matthews and Simon Matthews. 

Ordained ministers present: William Brunt, A. N. Camp- 
bell, J. W. Collins, 0. Churchill and T. J. Hunt. 

On motion, proceeded to the election of Moderator, Clerk 
and Treasurer. Result: Wm. Brunt, Moderator; J. A. 
a mpbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 



4 Minutes of the 

Visiting brethren invited to seats and responded as fol- 
lows: 

Rev. H. W. Norris, Correspondent from Raleigh ; Rev. 
Allen Betts, visitor from Raleigh ; Rev. W. A. Barrett, visi- 
tor from Tar River. 

Petitioning letters called for and the church at Neill's 
Creek presented a letter of dismission from the Raleigh As- 
sociation. 

On motion, the church was received and the right hand 
of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church were 
appointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, the same order of business of last year was 
adopted for the present session. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

Finance — Wm. Brooks and Wm. Pearson. 

Church Letters — K H. Smith and D. W. Matthews. 

Bible Schools— ,1. B. Churchill and W. D. Patterson. 

Home Missions — J. W. Collins and T. J. Hunt. 

State Missions — W. A. Barrett and Jackson Taylor. 

Foreign Missions — H. W. Norris and C. B. McNeill. 

Prayer Meetings — E. B. Yarbrough and J. A. Baughcom. 

Periodicals — O. Churchill and Eli Carter. 

Education— Allen Betts and L. W. Byrd. 

Temperance — J. D. Weathers and A. 1ST. Campbell. 

Obituaries— D. F. Harveli and Hardy Collins. 

On motion, the resolutions sent us by the Raleigh Associ- 
ation were read. 

Minutes of to-day read and approved. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock A. M. 
Prayer by Bro. Yarboro. Benediction by Elder J. W. Col- 
lins. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, 10 o'clock. 

Religious exercises conducted by Elder T. J. Hunt, who 
read the 9th Psalm. Roll called. 

Letters having arrived from Macedonia, Little River and 
Bethlehem churches, were read and delegates enrolled. 

On motion, the report of the Executive Board was made 
special order for to-morrow after recess. 



Little River Baptist Association, o 

Committee on Bible Schools reported as follows : 

REPORT ON" BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

To study the Bible and be able to communicate and teach its contents 
to others is one of the greatest duties of man. We, your committee to 
report on this important subject, would recommend that every church 
in this Association have an organized Bible School, in which all the mem- 
bers of the church, from the oldest to the youngest, should be interested. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. Churchill, 
W. D. Patterson, 
Committee. 

On motion, speeches were limited to ten minutes. 

After remarks on the report by Bro. W. D. Patterson, 
Elders T. J. Hunt, Allen Betts and W. A. Barrett, on mo- 
tion, it was adopted. 

Elder J. C. Marcom was welcomed as a delegate from the 
Raleigh Association. 

The following is the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS: 

Your Committee on State Missions submit the following : 
The great commission is "Go ye into all the world," &c. Now to do 
this there are two means that must be used, men and money ; and to 
successfully do the l^rge amount of State Mission work that is now 
needed to be done, would call forth an effort on the part of all the mem- 
bers of this Association. 

The State Mission Board is and has been doing a noble work in this 
direction ; and we are occup5 7 ing towns and many places in the country 
which were, but a few years ago, mission ground and destitute of preach- 
ing. 

But the proper means have been used and the great and noble work of 
saving souls and building up churches in the destitute places has begun. 
We would recommend that the pastors of the several churches of this 
Association take up a special collection for this object during the year. 
Respectfully, 

W. A. Barrett, 
Jackson Taylor. 
Committee. 

Rev. Jesse Howell was recognized as a visitor from the 
Mt. Zion Association. 

Speeches on State Missions by Elders H. W. Norris, 0. 
Churchill and W. A. Barrett. 

A collection was then taken up for State Missions amount- 
ing to $28.03 cash and $1 subscribed but not paid over. 

Brethren J. B. Strain and E. T. Banks were welcomed as 
messengers from the Raleigh Association. 

On motion, the report on State Missions was adopted. 



6 Minutes of the 

On motion, adjourned for 45 minutes. Benediction by 
Eev. J. C. Marconi. 



Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 

Committee on Prayer Meetings offered the following, and 
after remarks by Bro. Yarbrough, Elders Barrett and Mar- 
com, on motion, the report was adopted : 

KEPOKT OK PRAYER MEETING. 

Inasmuch as we are so highly favored as to have our lots cast in aland 
of Bibles and gospel privileges, and having realized in our own expe- 
rience that God hears and answers prayer, and as lie is the giver of every 
good and perfect gift, knowing that ic is through our daily supplication 
that our needs are supplied, we see the great need of importunate prayer. 
The Lord delights to meet with and bless his people when gathered to- 
gether in his name. Our churches cannot prosper without His presence 
and blessings which may be expected by the united effort of his people. 
Brethren, let us renew our efforts in the service of our God ; and let us 
be assured that we will have abundant cause for thanksgiving in the fu- 
ture. Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Baughcom, 
E. B. Yaebkouh, 
Committee. 

The following is the Report on Home Missions: 

REPORT ON" HOME MISSIONS. 

We, your committee, submit the following : 

There is a large portion of our Association that is destitute of the gos- 
pel. Where much is given much will be required. Ah ! brethren how 
long have we had the gospel pre ache 1 to us, and how long will we have 
the privilege to preach it to others? The word of God tells us to " work 
while it is day for the night cometh when no man can work." There- 
fore, let us awake out of si >ep and go to work ; for we have so much 
destitution in our bounds that all may work and receive a reward. Let 
those who cannot go contribute to those who will go. 
Respectfully, 

T. J. Hunt, 
J. W. Collins, 
Committee. 

After remarks by Elders Hunt, Collins, Howell, Modera- 
tor and Bro. L. W. Byrd, on motion, the adoption of the 
report was deferred till after the report of the Executive 
Board. 



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Elder H. W. Norris read the Report on Foreign Missions. 
REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

One hundred years ago last May, William Carey preached a missionary 
sermon before a Baptist Association in England, which resulted in the 
organization of a Baptist Missionary Society there, the second day of 
October of the same year. That has grown to the great and glorious 
Foreign Mission work of trie present day; gladly participated in by all 
the Christian nations of the world. The wonderful progress and success 
of the work can only be accounted for by recognizing that it is the Lord's 
work and He is in the midst of it. Eighty years ago there were in all 
heathen lands oniy 50,000 converts ; now there are over 1,650,000, an in- 
crease of over thirty fold. In 1843 there were in all China only 6 known 
converts; now there are 19,000. Ten years ago there were in Japan 
only 11 converts; now they number 66 churches and 1,800 converts. 
Surely brethren, it is the Lord's work. Twenty-five years ago there 
were but 100 Baptists in Sweden ; now there are 20,000. 

The Foreign Mission work now being prosecuted by the Southern 
Bapti-t Convention, is located in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South 
America. The men who have gone forth as missionaries to those fields 
are self-sacrificing men of God, possessing the qualities of mind and heart 
that fit them for the work and entitle them to our support. 

Is any one willing for this work to be done and we not have a part in 
it? God forbid ! But let us all do something to hasten on the happy 
time when it shall be said that to Christ has been given "the heathen for 
an inheritance and the utmost parts of the earth for a possession." 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

H. W. Norths, 
C. B. McNeill, 
Committee. 

On motion, the adoption of the Report on Foreign Missions 
was made special order for to-morrow morning 10 o'clock. 
The following Report on Periodicals was adopted : 

REPOKT ON PERIODICALS. 

There is nothing so beneficial to a family as a well conducted news- 
paper, and such we think is the Biblical Recorder; it is sound in doctrine 
and distinctive in its principles and should be read by every Baptist. 
Also Kind Words is the best Sunday School paper we have — simple in 
its style pure, in its doctrine, and should be placed in all our Sunday 
Schools ; also the Home and, Foreign Journal, which tells us of all the la- 
bors and doings in foreign lands. Therefore, 

Resolved, That we urge all our brethren and friends to use their best 
efforts to interest our brethren in regard to these periodicals. 
Respectfully, 

O. CHURCHILL, 
ELI CARTER, 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren Barrett, Churchill and Mar- 
corn endorsing the Recorder, on motion, the report was 
adopted. 






8 Minutes of the 

Brethren Barrett and Churchill represented the Recorder. 

Committee on Finance reported and, on motion, the re- 
port was received. (See Appendix A). 

Committee on Temperance read the following, and after 
a few remarks by the Moderator, brethren Norris, Campbell 
and Barrett, on motion, the report was adopted. 

KEPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

By this we do not mean simply abstaining from intoxicating drinks, 
but the immoderate indulgence of anything. Every man that striveth 
for the mastery is temperate, not only in drinking, but eating, wearing 
and talking. Can one be a consistent Christian who is habitually guilty 
of the above named sins ? 

" If meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no more meat while 
the world stands." If there is one thing in connection with the Chris- 
tian work that demands our attention more than another, it is temper- 
ance. In our opinion no one guilty of the above sins can live a con- 
sistent Christian life. 

Respectfully, 

A. N. Campbell, 
J. D. Weathers, 
Committee. 

Minutes of to-day read and approved. 
On motion, adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. 
Prayer by Bro. Howell. Benediction by Bro. Collins. 



THIRD DAY. 

Saturday Morning, 10 o'clock. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. J. W. Collins. 

Roll called and new delegates enrolled. 

The business pending before the body being the consid- 
eration of the Report on Foreign Missions, the report was 
re-read by Bro. Norris. Speeches by Elders H. W. Norris, 
J. C. Marcom a«d Allen Betts and, on motion, the report 
was adopted. 

A motion to take up a collection at this hour for Foreign 
Missions was lost. 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow will be appropri- 
ated exclusively to Foreign Missions. 

The following is the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

We regard the pioper training of the minds of the rising generation 
one of the most important subjects pertaining to this life. We regard £fc 



Little River Baptist Association. 

not only a moral obligation, but also a Christian duty, that all persons 
having children under their charge should train their young minds to the 
very best advantage ; they should have an eye single to the glory of God 
and the good of the generation in which they live. The neglect of this 
duty we believe to be a sin against God and the rising generation. We 
believe that the people in every community should have a good prepara- 
tory school in their midst ; and if any should be able to send their chil- 
dren to a high school or college, we recommend Wake Forest College for 
males and Oxford Female College for females. 
Respectfully, 

Allen Betts, 
L. W. Byrd, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elders A. Betts and Jesse Howell, on 
motion, the report was adopted. 
Bro. R. H. Smith read the 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

By examining the letters sent up by the several churches we find that 
God has, in His wisdom, called from bur number since our last Associa- 
tion, 9 ; the number baptized, 74 ; received by letter, 11 ; restored, 6 ; 
dismissed by letter, 15; excluded, 6. So we find a total increase of 47. 
Bible schools reported, 8 ; an increase of 3. Prayer meetings, 2 ; de- 
creased 4. 

We hope the churches will procure blanks, which may be obtained at 
the Recorder office ; they would enable the various clerks to give the sta- 
tistics more fully than we find them in the present letters. 
Respectfully, 

R. H. Smith, 
D. W. Matthews, 
Committee. 

After a few remarks, on motion, the report was adopted. 

Correspondents to sister Associations called on to report. 
Bro. L. W. Byrd had attended the South River and was well 
pleased with their manner of working. 

Correspondents appointed to sister Associations as follows: 

To the South River— L. W. Byrd, T. J. Hunt, A. N. 
Campbell and 0. Churchill. Sandy Creek — 0. Churchill, 
J. B. Churchill and J. W. Collins. Raleigh— J. W. Collins 
and J. A. Baughcom. Cedar Creek — T. J. Hunt. 

On motiou, any member of this Association that may at- 
tend the meeting of any sister Association is authorized to 
represent this body. 

Time and place of next Association decided upon ; An- 
tioch, Harnett county, being the place, and the time, Thurs- 
day before the first Sunday in November, 1883. 

On motion, Rev. William Brunt was appointed to preach 
the* Introductory Sermon ; Rev. 0. Churchill, the Missionary. 



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Committee on Obituaries reported the following, and, on 
motion, the report was adopted : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your committee submit as follows : 

God has removed from our midst since the last meeting of this Associ- 
ation, nine of our members; and by this God has taught us: u Be ye 
also ready." We greatly sympathize with the bereft, and may God con- 
sole them by His grace. 

Respectfully, 

Hardy Collins, 
D. F. Harvell, 

Committee. 

A motion to have 400 copies of minutes printed was car- 
ried. 

On motion, Neill Creek was added to the first section. 

A motion was carried, to insert in our minutes the leaflet 
advertising the publications of the American Baptist Pub- 
lication Society. 

A collection was taken up for Bro. Reardon, an afflicted 
brother, amounting to $5.50. 

On motion, adjourned for 45 minutes. Benediction by 
Bro. Marcom. 



Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 

The business pending before the body — the report of the 
Executive Board and Home Mission work — was then taken 
up. 

On motion, the Report on Home Missions was adopted. 

After the adoption of the report, a collection was taken 
amounting to $4.05 cash and $12.50 in subscription ; total 
in cash and subscriptions $16.55. 

The following resolution, offered by J. B. Churchill, was 
unanimously adopted : 

Resolved^ That the thanks of this body are clue and are hereby ten- 
dered to the brethren, sisters and friends of Hector's Creek Church and 
community for their bounteous hospitality in entertaining this body. 

For the Treasurer's report as read and adopted, see Ap- 
pendix B. 4 
A motion instructing the Clerk to pay out the funds on 



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hand to the different objects for which they were contribu- 
ted was carried. 

Treasurer of the Executive Board reported and the report 
was received. (See Appendix C). 

On motion, the Clerk was allowed $7.50 for his services. 

A motion to have a Sunday School Mass Meeting to-mor- 
row morning at 9J o'clock was carried. 

The Association then adjourned to time and place of next 
meeting. 

After a few parting words by Eider 0. Churchill and 
singing that beautiful hymn, " Blest be the tie that binds," 
Elder W. A, Barrett led the congregation in prayer, the 
Moderator pronounced the benediction and thus closed an- 
other pleasant and harmonious session of the Little River 

WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. 
J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 

For Executive Board, see Appendix D. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

The day was lovely, the congregation large and the Sun- 
day School Mass Meeting was weil entertained by beautiful 
singing of the choir. 

Good speeches were made by several of the brethren, in- 
terspersed by beautiful music. 

By the request of Rev. Wm. Brunt, the regular appointee, 
the Missionary Sermon was preached by Rev. H. W. Norris 
from 1st Cor. 4: 8: "For bodily exercise profiteth little," 
&c. The sermon was enjoyed by all who could enter or 
draw near to the church, after which a collection for For- 
eign Missions was taken amounting to $13.37. 

Refreshments one hour. 



Afternoon. 

Elder W. A Barrett, preached to an attentive audience 
from Is. 25: 6-8. Subject: The Feast. 

On account of the cold and windy weather, there was no 
preaching at the stand throughout the session. 



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APPENDICES. 



APPENDIX A. 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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Wm. M. Brooks, 
William Pearson, 
Committee. 



APPENDIX B. 

REPORT OF TREASURER FOR 1881. 

In account with the Little River Association. # 

Dr. 

Received for printing Minutes $ 18 30 

" " Clerk's fee • 7 50 

" " Foreign Missions 36 25 

Received for Home Missions 35 03 

" " State Missions 10 06 

" " Education 162 

" to buy Bible and Hymn Book for Holly Springs church... 4 75 

Total $113 51 



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Paid for printing Minutes $ 18 30 

" Clerk of Association.. 7 50 

u B. F. Montague on account of Foreign Missions 36 25 

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11 " " " " "Education 162 

" Treasurer Executive Board 34 49 

" Holly Springs for Bible and Hymn Book 4 75 

Deduction for mutilated coins 54 



Total ' $113 51 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Campbell, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX C. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE EOARD. 

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$ 65 30 

Eeceived from Holly Springs in January $ 1 55 

" " Buie's Creek in January 100 

Collection on Sunday 2 51 

Macedonia 60 

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Received at Macedonia in April from Friendship $ 5*32 

Collection on Sunday..... 1 30 

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Union $ 3 35 

Received from Buie's Creek 50 

Baptist Grove 100 

Bethlehem 1 25 

Collection on Sunday 2 65 

Treasurer Association 34 49 

Cumberland Union 1 25 

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APPENDIX D. 

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD- 



Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier. 
Baptist Grove — J. A. Baughcom. 
Hector's Creek— K. H. Smith. 
Lillingion — G. W. Turner. 
Friendship— L. W. Byrd. 
Bethel— Alex. West. 
Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 
Bute's Creek— S. R. Wilson. 
Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham. 
Macedonia— J . H. Weathers. 
Antioch — Hardy Collins. 
Bethlehem— D. F. Harvell. 
Jonesboro — W. M. Brooks. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Eighth Annual Session 



Little River Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Antioch Church, Harnett County, N. C. 



November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1883. 



Rev. O. Churchill, Moderator, : .Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk,... Winslow, N. C. 

T. B. Churchill, } ^ ,. n , , 
William Pearson, \ Readin § Clerks - 



RALEIGH : 
Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1883. 



MINUTES 



Eighth Annual Session 



Little River Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Antioch Church, Harnett County, N. C, 



November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1883. 



Rev. O. Churchill, Moderator, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk, Winslow, N. C, 

T. B. Churchill... ) ^ ,. ^, , 

William Pearson,. \ --Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH : 

Edwards, Broughton & Co., Steam Printers and Binders. 

1883. 



Ordained Ministers, 



William Brunt, Lillington, N . C 

A. N. Campbell, Winslow, 

O. Churchill, Chalk Level, 

T . J. Hunt, Westville, 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, 

H. W. Graham, Swan's Station, 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, 



LICENTIATES. 

D. J. Weathers, Chalk Level, N. C. 

L. B. Hunt, Broadway, N. C. 

J. W. Yarbrough, Lillington, N. C. 

E. B. Yarbrough, Lillington, BT. C, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Antioch Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 
Thursday, November i, i 



The eighth annual session of the Little River Baptist As- 
sociation convened with Antioch Church, Thursday, No- 
vember ist, 1883. 

In the absence of Elder William Brunt, the appointee, the 
Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. C. S. Farriss, 
from Phil. 3: 14: "I press toward the mark," etc. 

Prayer by Rev. Allen Betts. 

After an intermission of 45 minutes, the Association met 
in regular session. 

On motion of Rev. A. N. Campbell, Rev. O. Churchill was 
elected Moderator pro tern., who read the 47th Psalm and 
led in prayer. 

Brethren J. B. Churchill and William Pearson were ap- 
pointed Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and ^delegates enrolled as follows: 

Cumberland Union — J. B. Churchill, T. B. Lanier and J. D. 
Weathers. 

Baptist Grove — B. C. Campbell, J. A. Baughcom, J. D. Car- 
penter, J. R. Brown and H. T. Gilbert. 

Lillington — J. R. Marsh and Geo. W. Turner. 

Friendship — G. W. Byrd, L. W. Byrd, Irvis Parker and Alex- 
ander Parker. 

Hector's Creek — J. A. Campbell, J. A. Senter, G. W. Brown, 
J. G. Dudley and Eli Carter. 

Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill, M. J. Thomas and S. F. 
Thomas. 

Antioch— W. J. Davis, H. Haighwood, M. N. Davis and A. B. 
Patterson. 

Bethel — T. J. Hunt and Alexander West. 

Macedonia — D. W. Rogers and J. H. Weathers. 

Little River — William Wade and Alvin Wade. 

Bouie's Creek— William Reardon, W. F. Ennis, D. K. McNeill 
and William Pearson. 

Bethlehem — J. A. Harvell and Mark Wade. 

Holly Springs— W. D. Patterson, R. J. Patterson, Thomas 
Holder, D. A. Patterson and J. B. Patterson. 

Jonesbcro— D. M. Hawley, H. S. Cox and William Brooks. 



4 Minutes of the 

Cameron's G-rove — H. W. Graham, A. K. Smith and James 
Stephens. 

Neill's Creek — Simon Matthews, Thomas Matthews and J. Gr. 
Johnson. 

New Life— B. F. Campbell, Ed. Nordon, C. C. Barnes and J. E. 
Messer. 

Second Church, Apex— J. M. Holleman and J. H. Mitchell. 

On motion, petitioning letters were called for. 

The newly constituted church at New Life presented a 
petition, and, on motion, it was referred to a committee con- 
sisting of William Brooks, Sherod Patterson and John A. 
Senter. 

The committee at once examined and reported the church 
orthodox, and recommended its reception. 

On motion, the church was received and the delegates 
welcomed to seats. 

The Second Baptist Church, Apex, offered a petition. 
The matter was referred to brethren J. A. Senter, T. B. 
Lanier and J. A. Baucom as committee. 

The committee reported the church orthodox, and rec- 
ommended its reception. 

A motion to receive was unanimous, except two or three 
votes. 

On motion, the whole matter was tabled, to be called up 
when necessary. 

On motion, the matter was re f erred to the same commit- 
tee for the purpose of reconciling the objecting ones. 

All the ministers of this Association were added to the 
committee. 

Ordained ministers present : O. Churchill, A. N. Camp- 
bell, J. W. Collins, H. W. Graham and T. J. Hunt. 

Licentiates: J. D. Weathers and L. B. Hunt. 

Proceeded to the election of Moderator, Clerk and Treas- 
urer. Result: O. Churchill, Moderator; J. A. Campbell, 
Clerk and Treasurer. Brethren William Pearson and J. B. 
Churchill acted as tellers. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats, and the following ap- 
peared : Revs. H. W. Norris, J. C. Marcom and Allen Betts, 
from Raleigh, and Rev. C. S. Farriss, agent for the RE- 
CORDER and visitor from the Central. 

On motion, Rev. J. M. Holleman was also recognized as 
a visitor. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church were ap- 
pointed a committee on Religious Exercises. 

The following committees were appointed : 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

Finance — "William Brooks and William Pearson. 
Church Letters— J. A. Senter and J. D. Weathers. 
Home Missions— A. N. Campbell, W. D. Patterson and T. B. 
Lanier. 
State Mtssions—K. W. Norris, J. A. Baucom and J. F. McLeod. 
Foreign Missions— C. S. Farriss, W. J. Davis and G. W. Brown. 
Periodicals— J '. C. Marcoin, L. B. Hunt and Thomas Matthews. 
Education— -H. W. Graham, J. W. Collins and J. A. Campbell. 
Temperance— Allen Betts, J. B. Churchill and C. B. McNeill. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow at 9J o'clock a. m. 
Prayer by Bro. H. W. N orris: 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Friday, November 2, 1883. 

Exercises opened by singing and prayer by Bro. Marcom. 
Roll called and new delegates enrolled. Minutes of yester- 
day read and approved. 

Constitution and Rules of Decorum read. 

On motion, the same order of business of last year was 
adopted for the present session. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

Obituaries — H. S. Cox and T. H. Holden. 
Bible Schools — D. K. McNeill and James Patterson. 
Prayer Meetings — H. W. Graham, David Norden and D. W. 
Rogers. 

The letter from Bethlehem having arrived, it was read, 
and delegates enrolled. 

Rev. Allen Betts read the report on Temperance. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 



Temperance is one of the truths by which the world is to be 
judged; it is also the fruit of the Spirit, and one of the Christian 
graces required to be added to our faith by which we are to over- 
come the world. The line between temperance and intemperance 
is laid between the necessary and unnecessary use of things lawful 
to be used. 

We would recommend to the churches of this Association the fol- 
lowing : 

If your members visit dram shops to drink as a beverage, faith- 
fully admonish them — show them the evil in. its true light, and if 
they will not hear the church, withdraw fellowship from them ac- 



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cording to the Lord's command : "Withdraw yourselves from every 
brother that walketh disorderly." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Allen Betts, 
C. B. McNeill, 
J. B. Churchill, 

Committee. 

On motion, speeches were limited to ten minutes. 

After some very pointed remarks by Elders Allen Betts, 
C. S. Farriss, H. W. Norris, J. C. Marcom and brethren L. 
B. Hunt and W. D. Patterson, on motion, the report was 
adopted. 

The Association then adjourned for preaching in the house 
by Rev. H. W. Graham, from Rom. 14: 12: " So then every 
one of us shall give account," etc. 

After preaching, adjourned 45 minutes for dinner. 



Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair, and the body resumed business. 
The committee to reconcile the matter between the ob- 
jecting brethren and the Apex church offered the following: 

We, as a committee, deem it inexpedient to receive this second Apex 
church into our body from existing circumstances until the matter is 
settled with the Raleigh Association, and ask the prayers of the 
whole Association. 

H. W. Graham, 
O. Churchill, 
J. A. Baughcom, 
J. A. Senter, 
T. B. Lanier, 
T. J. Hunt, 
J. W. Collins, 

Committee. 

After a lengthy discussion by Rev. W. Norris, the Clerk, 
J. A. Baughcom, Revs. A. N. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, and 
others, on motion, the vote on the adoption of the report 
was deferred till to-morrow at 11 o'clock a. m. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9:30 a. m. 

Minutes of to-day read and approved. 

Prayer by Bro. L. B. Hunt. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Saturday, November 3rd, 1883. 

The congregation assembled for worship, and sang 
11 Nearer, my God, to thee." 
Prayer by Bro. H. S. Cox. 

The Moderator announced the body ready for business. 
The committee on Bible Schools reported as follows : 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Despotism in Church and State does not condescend to give reasons 
for truths enjoined. 

There has been much dogmatic teaching, but modes have changed 
with the ages. We should ascertain the most suitable means for the 
necessary development of the mind. Of whom is your class composed ? 
Adapt the food to them. The more infantile the mind to be taught, 
the greater the care to get talent and tact peculiarly suited to the task 
in hand. Cast-ofl material will not answer to make a good teacher for 
the infant class. Tell them the whole story of the plan of salvation, 
but in language intelligible to them. 

Parents are primarily responsible for the religious training of their 
children — the school should aid, but not replace the parent. The 
teacher must realize that he is an assistant, an adjunct professor. God 
is the principal. He has assigned the task, appointed the goal to be 
reached by whatsoever road we travel. That end is the conversion of 
souls. 

Keep your pupils up with you, and do not fall into the predicament 
of the man who started to town, leading his horse by the bridle, but 
found when he reached his destination, though the reins were still in 
his hands, that the horse was left behind. Brethren, at the close of 
your Sabbath Schools don't let the object for which you commenced 
jbe left behind, but let it go before you as a shining star to light your 
way to a better world. D. K. McNeill, 

W. D. Patterson, 
Committee. 

On motion, remarks on the report were deferred till Sun- 
day morning. The report was adopted. 
Rev. A. N. Campbell read the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

While our hearts are filled with gratitude to God for the success we 
have had in our own bounds, yet we feel that there is great necessity 
to work for the salvation of souls. This Association has done a great 
work, and God has blessed it abundantly. Let us remember, ' ' our ar- 
duous work will not be done till we obtain the crown. " We must not 
think of resting till the last soul is saved, and we are welcomed home. 



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May every member of this Association ask the Lord, ' ' What wilt thou 
have me to do ?" " What your hands find to do, do it with your might. " 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. N. Campbell, 

W. D. Patterson, 
T. B. Lanier, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elders A. N. Campbell, T. J. Hunt, J. 
M. Holleman, H. W. Norris, and brethren L. W. Byrd, J. 
A. Baughcom, Thomas Matthews, B. F. Campbell, and a few 
remarks by the Clerk, 

On motion, the following amendment to the report was 
adopted : 

It shall be the duty of each member of the Executive Board to 
collect funds for Home Missions during the whole year. 

The adoption of the report was deferred till the Board 
reported. 

Report on Periodicals read, and, on motion to adopt, 
speeches were made by Elders Marcom, Betts, Norris, Hol- 
leman, and brethren H. S. Cox and J. H. Mitchell. 

Rev. C. S. Farriss then made some very apt remarks, and 
secured quite a list of subscribers to that valuable paper, the 
Recorder. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your committee beg leave to recommend the Biblical Recorder 
as a good religious periodical, a faithful exponent of Baptist views and 
doctrine, and a staunch defender of the cause of missions, recom- 
mending the dissemination of the truth as we hold it in all the dark 
and benighted portions of the earth. It gives us, almost weekly, a 
good sermon, better than we hear from our pastors. Thus we can 
read, re-read, and examine at our leisure, which privilege we have 
not from the living ministry. 

It is also a letter, or contains letters from the great Baptists, inform- 
ing us of the doings of the Baptists throughout the land. 

We also recommend Kind Words as a good Sunday School paper ; 
also, the Foreign Mission Journal, giving information about our mis- 
sionaries in foreign lands. 

Respectfully, 

J. C. Marcom, 
Thos. Matthews, 
L. B. Hunt, 

Committee, 

The report was adopted. 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

The order being the vote on the Apex church matter, it 
was taken up, and the motion tc adopt the report was lost. 

A motion for the Moderator tc extend the right hand of 
fellowship to the delegates of the 2nd Apex church was 
unanimously carried. 

The Moderator proceeded to extend the right hand of 
fellowship. 

On motion, adjourned 45 minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair, and the body resumed business. 
Committee on Prayer Meetings reported as follows: 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We, as Christians, believing that God is the source of all power, 
and the giver of every good, and that He is approachable in earnest 
and devout prayer, should frequently approach Him through this 
medium for the strength and blessings we stand in need of. The 
Lord delights to meet with and bless His people, when gathered to- 
gether in His name, and our churches need His presence and bless- 
ings, which may be obtained by united prayer. Hence the necessity 
for church and neighborhood prayer meetings. Brethren, let us try 
to pray more in secret, in our homes, and in prayer meetings in the 
future, feeling assured that we will have more abundant cause for 
thanksgiving next Association. 
Respectfully, 

H. ^Y. Graham, 
D. H. Nordox, 
D. "W. Rogers, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The letter from Hector's Creek having arrived, was read. 

Rev. J. C. Marcom preached at the stand from Amos 4:12: 
" Prepare to meet thy God." 

Committee on Finance reported, and, on motion, it was 
adopted. (See Appendix A.) 

Treasurer reported, and, on motion, the report was re- 
ceived. (See Appendix B.) 

Committee on State Missions reported, and after remarks 
by Elder J. M. Holleman, Clerk, and Bro. W. D. Patterson, 
on motion, the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Two years ago there were in our State twenty-six missionaries at 
work under the direction of the State Mission Board; last year there 
were thirty-eight, and this year we have fifty-four. These facts show 



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the rapid development of the cause of our Master in our own State. 
In no previous year have reports from these brethren shown greater 
results from their labors. 

The Lord has evidently been with them, and through their labor 
brought many precious souls to Christ. 

Yet there is seen, east and west, destitute fields, and children are 
growing up, men and women are living and dying in sin, without re- 
ceiving the precious truths of the Gospel. The Board desires yet to 
prosecute this work more extensively and with more vigor. They 
need more men and means to support them. Let us pray the Lord 
to send more laborers into the harvest, and contribute freely of our 
means to support his servants. 

Respectfully, 

H. W. Norris, 
J. A. Baughcom, 
J. F. McLeod, 

Committee. 

Collection for State Missions, $10.96. 
Committee on Education reported as follows : 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

It really appears to us that unnecessary and avoidable ignorance 
is sinful, and that extreme illiteracy is fearfully dangerous. 

The sun lights up our world, education lights up our minds; 
take away either, then darkness, ruinous and destructive, will in- 
evitably follow. Let us arise from our negligence in this matter, 
and put forth our most earnest efforts to secure to the present and 
rising generation the benefits of a good education. 

Yours, 

H. W. Graham, 
J. W. Collins, 
J. A. Campbell, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, Prof. J. A. W. Thompson was allowed the 
privilege of inserting an advertisement of his school on the 
fly-leaf of our Minutes. (See advertisement.) 

Committee on Obituaries reported, and, on motion, the 
report was adopted as follows : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your committee submit as follows : 

God has removed from our midst since last Association eleven of 
our number. By this He has taught us, "Be ye also ready." 
Among this number was our beloved sister, Fereby Wilson, of Holly 
Springs Church. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church 
for a great number of years. Also sister Caroline Knight of Juniper 
Springs Church, who died October 12th, 1883. 



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May the bereft have the sympathy and prayers of the whole As- 
sociation that God may console them by His grace. 

Respectfully, T. H. Holder, 

H. S. Cox, 

Committee. 

Committee on Church Letters offered the following: 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

By examining the letters sent up by the several churches, we find 
that God in His wisdom has removed from our number since last 
Association 11; baptized 86; received by letter 25 ; excluded 17; so we 
find a total increase of 46. Bible schools reported 9, an increase of 
1. Several of the churches reported prayer meetings, and the out- 
look, we think, is promising. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. D. Weathers, 
J. A. Senter, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

Correspondents reported as follows : Elders J. W. Collins, 
O. Churchill and Bro. J. A. Baughcom attended the Raleigh 
Association, and were kindly received. 

Bro. C, S. Farriss read the 

report on Foreign missions. 

The work of Foreign Missions, we are glad to report, is rapidly 
developing. More money is being raised than ever before, new mis- 
sionaries are constantly offering themselves for the work, and are 
being sent out, and the people are taking hold of the work more 
firmly everywhere. Let every individual Baptist, therefore, consider 
the blessings his Heavenly Father has bestowed upon him, look 
around upon his acres and his prospects, and ask himself whether or 
not he gives what he can to this important interest. Christ gave His 
life for us ; what do we give for the spread of His Gospel in Foreign 
lands ? C. S. Farriss, 

W. J. Davis, 
G. W. Brown, 
Committee. 

Interesting speeches were made by Revs. C. S. Farriss, J. 
M. Holleman, Allen Betts, and J. W. Collins, and, on mo- 
tion, the report was adopted. 

A motion to divide the Association into four districts was 
carried, and the work left with the Moderatof and Clerk. 

On motion, the Association agreed to meet with Came- 
ron's Grove next year, on Thursday before the first Sabbath 
in November. 



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thf?n^H? n ; Elde Q J - M - Holleman ™ appointed to preach 
Missionary ¥ "' ^ E ' dei " A ' N " Cam P b '' n the 

on^a-H°, tie r' th , e , Clerk WaS directed to P'^ out th ^ f«nds 
on iiaud as directed. 

The Treasurer of the Executive Board reported, and, on 
motion to adopt, speeches were made by Rev. I M Holle 
man, Bro L. W. Byrd and Rev. A. N. Campbell (For e 
port see Appendix C.) P V 

Executive Board appointed. (See Appendix D ) 
I 1 m ? t1 ^' the next - union meeting was appointed to 
Se e cember. ^ M F " d ^ bef °- *'- fifth^SunSy £ 

theLn m °i i0 ?' R c V ' J - W - C ° !!inS W3S a PP° iate d to preach 
the Introductory Sermon, and Rev. H. W. Graham the Mis- 

o i o n a ry . 

fcf'^ C ^ rk **? allowed $775 ^r his services. 
Orfeied by J. B. Churchill and adopted as folic 



>ws : 



.fesfved, That the thanks of this body be tendered to the brethren 
S^S —unity for their bounteous hospSy 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be equally divided 
between Home, State and Foreign Missions. 

On motion, agreed to have a Sunday school mass-meetinc 
to-morrow morn in <r. & 

Correspondents appointed as follows: 

South River— A. N. Campbell. 

Raleigh— A. B. Patterson and Hardy Collins 

Cedar Creek— H. W. Graham. 

Sandy Creek-H. W. Graham and J. W. Collins 

Jit. Zion—J. A. Campbell. 

On motion, ordered that 500 copies of the minutes be 
printed. 

On motion, adjourned to meet with Cameron's Grove at 
the time appointed. 

Minutes of to-day read and approved. 

By request of the Moderator, Rev. J. M. Holleman con- 
ducted the closing exercises by a few very appropriate re- 
marks and leading in prayer. 



Sang that beautiful hymn, " Blest be the tie that binds " 
and the brethren separated. 



O. CHURCHILL, Moderator. 
J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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SUNDAY. 

The congregation engaged in a Sunday school mass-meet- 
ing. Speeches were made by Elders J. W. Collins, A. N. 
Campbell, H. W. Graham, Allen Betts, H. W. Norris and 
brethren L. B. Hunt, H. Haigwood, and a few remarks by 
the Clerk. Singing conducted by Bro. J. B. Churchill. 

Collection for Bro. Wm. Reardon, an afflicted brother, 
$4.65. 

After a short intermission, by request of Eld. O. Churchill, 
the appointee, the Missionary Sermon was preached by Rev. 
J. M. Holleman. Subject, "The City out of Sight and 
how to reach it." Text found in Isaiah 26: 1, "We have a 
strong city." 

After sermon, collection for Home, State and Foreign 
Missions, $12.57. 

Congregation partook of refreshments, and dispersed. 



APPENDIX A. 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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$ 7 75 


$26 76 


$20 36 


$32 89 


$ 1 35 


$117 31 



Respectfully, 



Wm. Brooks, 
Wm. Pearson, 
H. W. Graham. 
Committee. 



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APPENDIX B. 

REPORT OF TREASURER FOR 1883. 

In account with Little River Association. 
Dr. 

To cash received for printing minutes $ 21 30 

To cash received for Clerk's fee 7 50 

To cash received for Foreign Missions. 27 81 

To cash received for State Missions 31 67 

To cash received for Home Missions 16 20 

To cash received for Education 1 00 

Total amount in treasury $105 48 

Cr. 

By cash paid for printing minutes $ 21 30 

By cash paid Clerk of Association 7 50 

By cash paid Treasurer Foreign Mission Board 27 81 

By cash paid Treasurer State Mission Board 31 67 

By cash paid Treasurer Executive Board 16 20 

By cash paid B. F. Montague, Education ,. . 1 00 

Total amount paid out $105 48 

J. A. Campbell, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX C. 

REPORT OF ^TREASURER EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
Dr. 

To balance on hand from 1882 $122 07 

Received from Treasurer Association 16 20 

Received from Friendship, January 27th 3 54 

Juniper Springs, May, sent up by churches 18 20 

Collected by Bro. Win. Brunt 18 35 

Cumberland Union, July, sent up by churches 6 53 

Collection on Sunday 4 27 

Total amount in Treasury $189 16 

Cr. 

Paid to Jonesboro for repair of church $ 15 00 

Paid to Clerk of the Board 2 00 

Paid to Jonesboro for pastor 10 00 

Paid to Rev. Wm. Brunt as Missionary 110 00 

Paid to Rev. J. W. Collins as Missionary 15 00 

Paid to Rev. T. J. Hunt as Missionary 16 00 

Total amount paid out $168 00 

Balance on hand $ 21 16 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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APPENDIX D. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Cumberland Union, T. B. Lanier. 
Baptist Grove, J. A. Baughcom. 
Hector's Creek, R. H. Smith. 
Lillington, Gf. W. Turner. 
Friendship, L. W. Byrd. 
Bethel, Alex. West. 
Holly Springs, W. D. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs, C. B. McNeill. 
Bouie's Creek, S. R. Wilson. 



Cameron's Grove, A. R. Smith. 
Macedonia, J. H. Weathers. 
Antioch, Hardy Collins. 
Bethlehem, Mark Wade. 
Jonesboro, Wm. Brooks. 
Neill's Creek, Thos. Matthews. 
New Life, B. F. Campbell. 
Second Ch. , Apex, J. H. Mitchell. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Ninth Annual Session 



Little River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



October 30th, 31st, and November 1st and 2nd, 1884, 



Rev. H. W. GRAHAM, Moderator, Swann's Station, N. C. 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Winslow, N. C. 

f'B^CHURCHILL, j Fading Clerks. 



RALEIGH: 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., STEAM POWER PRINTERS AND BINDERS- 

1884. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Ninth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Little River Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Ganiersii's Grove Iprcfc Umve GrQantY, N. (L v 
October 30th, 31st, and November 1st and 2nd, 1884, 



Rev. H. W. GRAHAM, Moderator, Swann's Station, N. C. 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Winslow, N. C. 



H. Y. SMITH, 

J. B. CHURCHILL 



,\ 



Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH : 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., STEAM POWER PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

1884. 



r V 

Ordained Ministers 



* A. N. Campbell, Winslow, N. C. 

0. Churchill, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, ; Swarm's Station, N, C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

T. J. Hunt, Westville, N. C. 



Licentiates : 

D. J. Weathers, Chalk Level, N. C. 

L. B. Hunt, , , Broadway, N. C. 

J. R, Spence, ...Ballentioe's Mills, N. C 



Executive Board. 



Cunberland Union, T. B. Lanier. 
Baptist Grove, J. A. Baughconi. 
Hector's Creek, R. H. Smith. 
Friendship, L. W. Byrd. 
Bethel, Alex. West. 
Holly Springs, W. T>. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs, C. B. McNeill. 
Bouie's Creek, S. R. Wilson. 
-Little River, Neill A. McLean. 



Cameron's Grove, A. R. Smith. 
Macedonia, S. D. Stephenson. 
Antioch, W. T. Collins. 
Bethlehem, Mark Wade. 
NehTs Creek, Thos. Matthews. 
New Life, J. L. Johnson. 
Second Ch., Apex, J. H. Mitchell. 
Piny Grove, A. D. Jones. 
Gourd Springs, Majcolm Haire. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cameron's Grove Church, Moore Co., N. C, 

Thursday, October 30, 1884. 

The ninth annual session of the Little River Baptist As- 
sociation met with this church. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. J. M. 
Holleman from Ephesians, 4: 5, "One Lord, one faith, one 
baptism," 

Prayer by A. N. Campbell. 

After an intermission of 45 minutes for dinner, the Asso- 
ciation met in regular session. 

On motion, Rev. H. W. Graham was elected Moderator 
pro tern., who read the 19th Psalm. 

Prayer by Rev. A. N. Campbell 

Brethren H. Y. Smith and J. B. Churchill were appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled as follows: 

Cumberland Union— J. B. Churchill and T. F. Smith. 

Baptist Grove- J. A. Baugbcom, W. H. Baker, H. T. Gilbert and 
J. A. Gilbert. 

Friendship— D. S. Williams, L. W. Byrd and James P, Byrd. 

Hector's Creek— J. A. Sr.nter, D. E. Matthews, H. Y. Smith. R. H. 
Smith and G. W. Brown. 

Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill, A. D. Dickens and S. F. Thomas. 

Antioch— Dillon Collins, J. K. Haigwood, W. T. Collins and A. B„ 
Patterson. 

Bethel — Alex. Wes f . 

Macedonia— S D. Stephenson, J. R. Spence and B. C. Campbell. 

Bouie's Creek R. Byrd. 

Cameron's Grove- -R. Wilson, A. R. Smith, D. A. Morris and W. 
D. Graham. 

¥ew Life- J. L. Johnson and B. E. Barber. 

Second Church, Apex— J. M. Holleman, J. H. Mitchell and J. C. 
Medlin. 

Holly Springs- M. H. Brown, J. E. Holmes, J. W. Patterson, Thos. 
Holder and G. W. Brown. 

Little River— "Neill A. McLean. 

Weill's Creek— A. D. Dewar. 

Piny Grove— J. C. Bdlentine, Alfred Powell and F. M. Norris. 

Gourd Springs— John McK. Sawyer, Malcom Haire and Robert 
Haire. 

Ordained Ministers Ppesent— J. W. Collins, A. N. Campbell, H. 
W. Graham, J. M. Holleman and T. J. Hunt. 

Licentiate— J. R. Spence. 



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Proceeded to the election of Moderator and Clerk and 
Treasurer. Brethren D. E. Matthews and R. H. Smith acted 
as tellers. Result : Rev. H. W. Graham, Moderator ; J. A. 
Campbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Petitioning letters called for and the church at Piny 
Grove offered a petition. The church had petitioned to the 
Raleigh Association for a letter of admission, but it was re- 
fused them because they retained Rev. J. M. Holleman as 
pastor. Our Association not deeming this a justifiable rea- 
son, on motion, the church was unanimously received and 
delegates welcomed to seats. 

Correspondents invited to seats and Rev. J. M. Beasley re- 
ported from the Cedar Creek, Rev. T. B. Newberry appeared 
as visitor from the same. 

Rev. Allen Betts and Brother A, L. Betts, upon stating 
that they did not endorse the action of the Raleigh Associ- 
ation in condemning us and withdrawing fellowship from 
us, were welcomed as visitors from that Association. 

On motion, the Moderator and Deacons of this church* 
also the pastor should he come, were appointed committee 
on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, the usual committees were appointed : 

On Finance — J. C. Ballentine and J. A. Senter. 

Church Letters— J. B. Churchill and M. H. Brown. 

Home Missions— A- K. Campbell, K. H. Smith and L. W. Byrd. 

State Missions— J. M. Beasley, J. A. Baughcom and R. Byrd. 

Foreign Missions — J. M. Holleman, A. D. Dewar and J. L. Johnson. 

On motion, adjourned till 9J o'clock a. m. to-morrow. 
Prayer by Rev. J. M. Holleman. 



SECOND DAY.-— Morning Session. 

Friday, Oct. 31st, 1884. 

Moderator read the 17th chapter of John. 

Prayer by Rev. J. M. Beasley. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Petitioning letters again called for and the newly-consti- 
tuted church at Gourd Springs offered a petition and 
Brethren A.N. Campbell, J. A. Baughcom and M. H. Brown 
were appointed to examine the orthodoxy of the church. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



The Moderator proceeded to complete the appointing of 
committees as follows: 

Periodicals — T. B. Newberry, J. K. Haigwood and J. R. Spenee. 
Education— A. L. Betts, D. E. Matthews and C. B. McNeill. 
Temperance— Allen Betts, J. H. Mitchell and Alfred Powell. 
Bible Schools- J. W. Collins, G. W. Brown and J. C. Medlin. 
Prayer Meetings— B C. Campbell, H. Y. Smith and H. T. Gilbert. 
Obituaries — R. Wilson, F. M. Norris and A. D. Dickens. 

The committee to examine the Gourd Springs church re- 
ported that they had the constitution of regular Baptist 
churches, etc., and, after explanation by Brother Graham, 
one of the presbytery, on motion, the church was received 
and delegates welcomed to seats. 

The report on State Missions was read by Rev. J. M. 
Beasley as follows : 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The benefits accruing to the cause of the Master are enjoyed more 
largely by many than they are by those of this part of the State. Some 
Associations do not need its help, but the true missionary spirit is to help 
those that need help. The design of the State Mission Board is to do 
that — to render help to those who need it, and take into consideration 
a wider ranee than the several Associaiions can do . Their business is to 
take a general oversight of the destitution of the State, and supply it as 
best they can. Let us render the much needed help iu this good work. 
Respctfuliy submitted, 

J. M. Beasley, 
J. A. Baughcom, 
Reddin Byrd, 

Committee. 

After remarks and earnest appeals by Revs. Beasley and 
Holleman, a collection amounting to $24.30 was taken up, 
and, on motion, the report was adopted. 

Rev. Allen Betts read the following 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the truths by which the world is to be judged; 
it is also the fruit of the Spirit, and one of the Christian graces required 
to be added to our faith by which we are to overcome the world. The 
line between temperance and intemperance is drawn between the neces- 
sary and unnecessary use of things lawful to be used We would re- 
commend to the churches of this Association the following: 

If your members visit dram-shops to drink as a beverage, faithfully 
admonish them— show them the evil in its true light, and if they will not 



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hear the church, withdraw fellowship from them according to the Lord's 
command: 4t Withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh 
disorderly." 

Kespectfully submitted, 

Allen Betts, 
J. H. Mitchell, 
Alfred Powell, 
Committee. 

Brother Allen Betts said, " Be careful how you take a 
medicine that cultivates a taste for more." 

Brother Mitchell advised the churches to be sure to carry- 
out the resolution, and, on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, adjourned for dinner, 30 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair and the body suspended business 
for Rev. J. M. Beasley to preach in the house. His text is 
found in Amos 4 : 7, " By whom shall Jacob arise ? for he 
is small." Those who heard him know how to appreciate 
such a sermon on such an occasion. 

After preaching, the body resumed business. 

On motion, speeches were limited to ten minutes. 

Rev. T. B. Newberry read the report on Periodicals : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your committee would recommend and request the members of each 
church composing this Association to take more interest in reading our 
represetative papers, in order to dissimilate our church literature around 
the firesides and throughout this Association more and more until we 
shall have all our people a reading people. 

We would recommend to them the Biblical Recorder and the Foreign 
Mission Journal as best adapted to our real wants, as they are mediums 
by which we are stimulated in a greater work of missions. We recom- 
mend Kind Words to our Sunday Schools, and most earnestly request 
the brethren to work for and dissimilate the same as herein requested. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. B. Newberry, 
J. R. Spence, 
. J. K. Haigwood, 

Committee. 

Rev. T. B. Newberry spoke, urging the people to take the 
Recorder and said : " When I go into a house and find the 
Recorder, I feel at home." Brother Holleman spoke of its 
being the paper of the Baptist denomination and we must 
take it. Brethren W. D. Patterson, L. W. Byrd, Allen Betts, 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

T. J. Hunt and others spoke on the subject, and, on motion, 
the report was adopted. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Rev. T. 
B. Newberry would preach to-night. He announced as his 
subject, " The path to Heaven." 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9J o'clock a. m. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Saturday, November 1st, 1884. 

Religious exercises conducted by Rev. J. M. Holleman, 
who read part of the 4th chapter of 1st Peter, and led in 
prayer. 

Roll called and minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Brother W. K. Ragan, agent for Bibles and other relig- 
ious works, was welcomed as visitor from the Mt. Zion 
Association. 

For the report on Finance as read and adopted, see Ap- 
pendix A. 

Brother A. L. Betts read the following 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

There is such a relation existing between the moral and mental culture 
of the mind that we deem it highly important that parents should place 
their children under such influence as would be lor the elevation of so- 
ciety and the furtherance of God's cause. 

It is gratifying to know that the people of North Carolina, and espe- 
cially within the bounds of our Association, are seeing the great need of 
an education and acting accordingly. Realizing the fact that true edu- 
cation is the only safeguard to our liberty and gospel privileges, parents 
should be very careful to select teachers who realize that they are mak- 
ing the men of the future, and preparing minds for eternity. 

Let us awake to the education of the youths of our Association so that 
they may be better prepared for the Master's work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. L. Betts, 

D. E. Matthews, 

C. B. McNeill, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Brethren A. L. Betts, J. M. Holleman, 
the Clerk, D. E. Matthews and T. B. Newberry, on rhotion, 
the report was adopted. 

At the request of Rev. J. M. Holleman, the advertisement 



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of Union Academy was inserted on the fly-leaf of our 
minutes. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reported that Rev. 
Allen Betts would preach at the stand at 11 o'clock. 

Report on Foreign Missions read by Rev. J. M. Holle- 
man : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The work of Foreign Missions is great. We believe it is the Lord's 
work, and that it is the duty of all God's children to take part in this 
work ; and God has so arranged it that all can do something. If we can- 
not cross the ocean and preach in person to the heathen, we can give of 
our means to help those who can go. The Baptists many years ago be- 
gan to send out missionaries to foreign lands, and this workrhas gradually 
increased till the present time, and to-day we are doing a grand work for 
Master. 

Do we all have a part in this noble work of God ? If we have not, let 
us take hold to-d;iy and hold on through life, and God will reward us. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

A. D. Dewar, 
J. L. Johnson, 

Committee. 

After a long and interesting speech by Brother Holleman, 
a collection was taken up, amounting to $5.54, and, on mo- 
tion, the report was adopted. 

Rev. J. W. Collins read the report on Bible Schools, and, 
after a few remarks by Brother Collins, on motion, the re- 
port was adopted and the discussion deferred till to-morrow 
morning: 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

We find that your last committee on this subject say : u We fear that 
some of our churches do not place the proper estimate on Bible schools." 
While we admit that some of our churches do not realize the importance 
of Bible training, yet we think we may safely say that the interest is rap- 
idly increasing ; although we regret to say that not more than half of 
the churches report Bible schools. We hope, however,, that this is the 
neglect of the churches to report them. We hope it will be looked after 
more carefully in the future, and we trust that all the churches will en- 
gage in the Bible school work. 

We find that the first Bible school was organized in 1782, and at this 
time there are thousands of schools all over the land. God grant that 
Bible schools may be organized in every church in this Association. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Collins, 
Green W. Brown, 
J. 0. Medlin, 

Committee. 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

Brother H. Y. Smith read the following 

REPOKT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Your committee appointed to report on Prayer Meetings beg leave to 
say : 

That in our opinion it is not only a duty to keep up regular prayer 
meetings in our churches, but that it is conducive to the spiritual condi- 
tion of the churches wherever they are held. The apostolic injunction 
is, "Pray without ceasing;" therefore, we, as individual christians, 
should pray for ourselves, our brethren, sisters, missionaries, and espe- 
cially that God would bless the labors of our pastors. Then, it' we have 
not such meetings, Jet us organize at once and keep them up all the year 
round. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. C. Campbell, 
H. Y Smith, 
H. T. Gilbert, 

Committee. 

There were many interesting speeches on this subject — it 
seemed to lie near the hearts of the brethren. Remarks by 
Brethren B. C. Campbell, H. T. Gilbert, A. N. Campbell, M. 
H. Brown, W. T. Collins, R. Byrd, J. W. Collins, W. D. Pat- 
terson, and many others wanted to say something, but time 
would not allow it. On motion, the report was adopted. 

The following statements, or certificates, were requested 
to be inserted in our minutes and also sent to the Recorder 
for publication : 

"We, the undersigned ministers, are called upon by ten Brethren and 
Sisters bearing regular letters of dismission from Apex and Weill's Creek 
Baptist churches, to constitute them into a regular Missionary Baptist 
church, whereupon, we met with them in the town of Apex, in July, 
1882, and, after organizing ourselves into a regular Presbytery, read to 
them the Articles of Faith and Covenant from the Baptist Church Direc- 
tory, and the regular Kules of Decorum adopted by our Baptist churches, 
which were all unanimously adopted by them. 

There being no objection known to us, we pronounced them a regular 
Missionary Baptist church, and gave them the right hand of fellowship. 

Allen Betts, 
J. M. Holleman, 
A. N. Campbell, 
Prtsbytery. 

"We, the undersigned members of the above organized church in Apex, 
being present at the Little River Association in 1884, hereby certify that 
we know of no opposition existing among any of our members toward 
the first Baptist Church in Apex, or any other church in the Raleigh As- 
sociation; and that our object in organizing said cuurch was, that we 
might dwell together in peace, and worship God according to the dic- 
tates of our own consciences, and labor together to advance the Master's 
cause. God has blessed us, and our members were more than doubled 
the first year. We have built us a good house and have regular p each- 



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ins?, and we hope that our Brethren and Sisters will not misunderstand 
us. but pray for u=; for if we have wounded the feelings of any one, we 
did not do it intentionally, and hope tbey will forgive us." 

J. M HOLLEMAN, 

J. H. Mitchell, 

The Association unanimously adopted the following : 

At the session of the Little Kiver Association in 1883, the Second Bap- 
tist church in Apex, having never asked to become a member of any 
Association before this time, petitioned for membership into our body, 
and, after examining the above church, found it orthodox and sound in 
the faith. The Raleigh Association previously (1882) advised us not to 
receive said church, and the representatives of that body being present 
(1883), but failing w our judgment to show jun cause why said church 
should not be received, we received into our fellowship the said church. 

We are sosry that the Raleigh and ' Sandy Greek Associations have so 
misunderstood us, as to adjudge us in disorder, and withdraw their fel 
lowship from us. 

On motion, the Association meet next year with the church 
at Neill's Creek, Harnett county, Thursday before the first 
Sunday in November. 

On motion, adjourned 45 minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Rev. T. 
J. Hunt would now preach at the stand, and Rev. J. M. 
Holleman would preach at the church to-night. 

Committee on Church Letters reported as follows: 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS. 

We find that God in H ; s wi?dom has removed from our number since 
last session, 17; baptized, 107; received by letter, 21 ; restored, 12; dis- 
missed by letter, 37; excluded, 19; so we find a total increase of 259. 
Bible schools reported, 4; prayer meetings, 4. 

We would advise the churches to procure blanks from the Recorder of- 
fice : they would enable the clerks to give the statistics more fully ihan 
we find them in the present letters. 

Respectfully submi'ted, 

J. B. Churchill, 
M. H Brown, 

Committee. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

Committee on Obituaries reported, and, on motion, it was 
adopted as follows : 



Little River Baptist Association. 11 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your committee submit as follows : 

God has removed from our midst since last Association 17 of our mem- 
bers By this God teaches us, " Be ye also ready. " We greatly sympa- 
thize with the bereft, and may God console them by His grace. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. Wilson, 
A. D. Dickens, 
F. M. Norbis, 

Committee. 

For report of Treasurer as read and received, see Appen- 
dix °- u 
On motion, Rev. H. W. Graham was appointed to preach 

the Introductory Sermon and Rev. T. J. Hunt the Mission- 
ary Sermon at next session. 

The following resolution was adopted, and all should 
have felt thankful in their hearts for the kindness shown us 
by the brethren, sisters and friends : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby ten- 
dered to the brethren, sisters and friends of this community for their kind 
reception and bounteous hospitality. 

The Association then proceeded to buy a beautiful gilt- 
edge Bible for this church. Cost, $5.00. 

On motion, Piny Grove be added to the first section and 
Gourd Springs to the fourth. 

Treasurer of Executive Board reported. (See Appendix 

B.) 

For the new Executive Board as appointed, see first page. 
On motion, correspondents were appointed to. the South 
River and Cedar Creek Associations : 

Cedar Creek— D. C. Collins. 
South River--L. W. Byrd. 

On motion, any brother attending the sessions of either 
of these Associations be considered as correspondent. 

On motion, the Moderator appointed delegates to the Bap- 
tist State Convention as follows: A. N. Campbell, J. A. 
Baughcom, J. R. Spence, J. B. Churchill and A. B. Pat- 
terson. 

On motion, the next Union Meeting be held with the 
Executive Board at Piny Grove, commencing Friday be- 
fore the fifth Sunday in March. 



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Committee on Home Missions reported as follows : 

KEPORT OST HOME MISSIONS. 

This department of our mission work claims consideration and sub- 
stantial sympathy at the hands of all those who pray that the Re- 
deemer's kingdom may come. Our churches have contributed liberally, 
our Board has done well, and so have our missionaries, but still there is 
a great work to be done. New fields are opening up before us and God's 
blessings are resting upon the work. Will not this stimulate us to do 
more ? 

Since the organization of this A-^oeiation nine years ago, God has 
blessed us with the reception of over 500 by baptism, and during the last 
twelve or fourteen years there hnv^ been at least twelve or fourteen 
churches organized in the bounds of this Association. This ehows how 
Gcd appiec'atesthe labors of His children in this part of His vineyard. 
Respec'ful'y submitted, 

A. 1ST. Campbell, 
R. H Smith, 
L. W. Byrd, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elders A. N. Campbell and J. M. Holle- 
man, on motion, the report was received — $21.50 was sub- 
scribed and paid for the building of New Life Baptist 
church. 

On motion, the Clerk was allowed $7.25 for his services. 

On motion, the Cierk was instructed to have as many 
minutes printed as the funds on hand would allow. 

On motion, the collection of to morrow be given to State 
Missions, or a sufficient amount to make up the $50.00, and 
the remainder, if any, to be given to Home Missions. 

On motion, Rev. T. J. Hunt was appointed to preach the 
Introductory Sermon at the Union Meeting, and Rev. H. 
W. Graham the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at Neill's Creek church at 
the appointed time. 

By request of the Moderator, Rev. A. N. Campbell con- 
ducted the closing exercises. Sang, " Blest be the tie that 
binds," and a closing prayer by A. N. Campbell. 

The parting was sad ; " but we shall still be joined in 
heart, and hope to meet again." 



SABBATH. 

Speeches, interspersed with music, were made by Breth- 
ren H. Y. Smith, — Maxwell, T. B. Newberry and a few re- 
marks by the Clerk on the importance and benefits of the 
Sabbath School work. 



Little River Baptist Association. 13 

The congregation repaired to the stand, where Rev. A. N. 
Campbell preached the Missionary Sermon, from Psalms, 
9: 17, "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the 
nations that forget God." 

Collection for State Missions amounting to $6.46 was then 
taken up, and the people were allowed the happy privilege 
of feeding the natural man once again. 

Rev. T. B. Newberry was to preach at night. 

Thus ended one of the most pleasant sessions of this body, 
and many old persons said it was the most pleasant session 
they had ever visited. Not even one " No " was voted during 
the session, nor an opposing speech made. 

May God bless such meetings to the glory of his name. 
Rev. H. W. Graham, Moderator. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 



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APPENDICES, 



APPENDIX A. 

REPORT ON FINANCES. 



Churches. 



Cumberland Union. . 

Holly Springs 

Baptist Grove ... 

Bouie's Creek 

Neill's Creek 

Macedonia 

Antioch . 

Bethel 

Friendship 

Cameron's Grove 

Juniper Springs. 

Little River 

New Life 

Hector's Creek 

Second Church, Apex 

Piny Grove 

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APPENDIX B. 

REPORT OF TREASURER EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Db. 

To balance on hand from 1883 $2116 

Neill's Creek, December, collection on Sunday 7 00 

" " " sent ud by£churchcs 3 25 

Hector's Creek, June, " •' " 5 08 

" " " collection on Sunday 8 08 

Holly Springs, August, " " " 3 08 

" " " sent up by churches 3 90 

Received from Clerk of Association 20 36 

Total amount in Treasu;y $7191 

Cr. 

Paid to Rev. A. 1ST. Campbell, as missionary $20 00 

" " " Allen Betts, for services 5 00 

Amount paid out . $25 00 

Balance on hand $46 91 

R. H. Smith, Treasurer.' 



APPENDIX C. 
REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION 1883. 

Dr 

Received for printing Minutes $23 55 

-' " Clerk's fee 7 75 

" " Foreign Missona „. 26 76 

" " Home Missions . 20 36 

" 4 k State Missions 32 89 

" "Education 135 

Total amount in Treasury $112 66 

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By cash paid for printing Minnies .... .... .$23 55 

By cash paid Clerk of Association 7 75 

By cash paid B. F. Montague, Treasurer B. S. Convenl'n. . 61 00 
By cash paid Treasurer Executive Board 20 36 

Total amount paid out $112 66 

J. A, Campbell, Treasurer. 



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10th ANNUAL SESSION 



Little River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



ITeill's Creek Cliiircli, 



HARNETT COUNTY, N. C, 



October 29th, 30th, 31st, and November 1st, 1885. 



Rev. H. W. GRAHAM, Moderator ..Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Winslow, 



WILLIAM PEARSON, ) .. *,. . 
J. B. CHURCHILL, [ Recording Cler. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 

EDWARDS, BROUGIITON & CO., POWER PRINTERS AND HINDERS. 

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Ordained Ministers, 



A. N. Campbell, Winslow, Harnett Co., N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, " 

H. W.Graham, Swann's Station, " " " 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, Wake Co., " 

T. J. Hunt, Westville, Harnett Co., N. C. 



Licentiates. 

J. A. Campbell Wake Forest College, N. C. 

J. L. Ennis, ... Averysboro, Harnett Co., " 

L. B. Hunt, Brondway, " 

J. R. Spence, Balleiitine's Mills, " 

D. J. Weathees Chalk Level, " 



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Executive Board. 

Cumberland Union. J B. Churchill. 

Baptist Grove, J. A. Baucom. 

Hecktor's Creek, R. H. Smith. 

Friendship, D. S. Williams. 

Bethel. Alexander West. 

Holly springs, W. D. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs, C. B. McNeill. 

Bouie's Creek, Wm. Pearson. 

Little River, N. A. McLean. 

Pine Forest B. F. McLeod. 

Cameron's Grove, A. R.Smith. 

Macedonia, . J. H. Weathers. 

Antioch, J. K. Haigwood. 

Bethlehem, Mark Wade. 

Neill's Creek, Thomas Matthews. 

New Life, ,...,. ..J. L. Johnson. 

Second Church, Apex, J. H. Mitchell. 

Piny Grove, A. D.Jones. 

Gourd Springs, .John Cameron. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



N kill's Creek Church, Thursday Oct. 29, 1885. 

The Little River Association met in its tenth annual ses- 
sion with the above mentioned church, October 29th, 1885. 

At 11 o'clock the Introductory Sermon was preached by 
Rev. H. W. Graham, from Ephesians i: 11 and 12, "In 
whom we have an inheritance/' &c. Prayer by A. N. 
Campbell. 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes for dinner, the 
Association met in regular session. Rev. H. W. Graham, 
the former Moderator, read the 19th Psalm. Prayer by 
Bro. J. R. S pence. 

Brethren Wm. Pearson and J. B. Churchill are appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled as follows : 

Cumberland Union— R. Dean and J. B. Churchill. 

Friendship— J. W. Byrd and L. W. Byrd. 

Baptist Grove— J. A. Baughcom, W. S. Mann, H. T. Gilbert, Johns 
R. Spence and A, L. Baughcom. 

Hector's Creek— U. H. Smith, John A. Senter, J. A. Campbell, H. 
Y. Smith and Johu Bradley. 

Juniper Springs S. M. Thomas, S. F. Thomas, A. P. Thomas and' 
C. B. McNeill. 

Antioch-J. K. Baigwood, J. H. Brown and S. A. Salmon. 

Bethel— D. J. McCorquodale. 

Macedonia— J. H. Weathers and J A Melvin. 

Bouie's Creek— Reddin Byrd, W. F. Ennis, J. R. Gregory, J. A. 
Matthews and William Pearson. 

Cameron's Grove — H. W. Graham. 

New Life— J. L. Johnson, B. E. Barber, J. F. McLeod, P. Pate and 
N. Nordan. 

Second Church, Apex —A. H. Johnson and J. H. Mitchell. 

Holly Springs— W. D. Patterson, R. J Patterson, Jackson Tavlor 
W. M. Pattersou and W. H. Rogers. 

Little River— William Wade and Alvin Wade. 

NeilVs Creek— Simon Matthews, William Wester, J. A. Johnson 
Thos. Matthews and J. E. Deal 

Piny Grove— Alfred Powell, J. D. Dennis, J. A. Gilbert, A. 1). 
Jones and T. E. Smith. 

Gourd Springs — Letter. 

Bethlehem — Letter. 

Pine Forest— W. A. Johnson, J. L Ennis, B. F. McLeod andR M 
Kennedy. 



Minutes of the 



Ordained Ministers Present, — A. N. Campbell, J. W. Collins, H. W. 
Graham, J. M. Holleman and T. J. Hunt. 

Licentiates — J. A. Campbell, J. L. Ennis and J. R. Spence. 

On motion, petitioning letters are now called for, and the 
newly constituted church at Pine Forest offers a petition 
for admission. 

A motion having been carried to appoint a committee, 
the Moderator appointed brethren J. W. Collins, J. A. John- 
son, T. J. Hunt and W, D. Patterson to examine the ortho- 
doxy of the church, and to report at once. 

The committee at once retired, and, after their examina- 
tion, they report that it is an orthodox church and recom- 
mend its reception. 

On motion, the report is received and the committee dis- 
charged. 

On motion, the church is received, and delegates are ex- 
tended the right hand of welcome by the Moderator. 

Proceeded to the election of Moderator and Clerk and 
Treasurer by acclamation. Result : Rev. H. W. Graham, 
Moderator, and J. A. Campbell, Olerk and Treasurer. 

Correspondents invited to seats and the following respond: 
Bros. D. W. Williams and W. M. Page, from the South 
River Association, who are welcomed to seats. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church are ap- 
pointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, the usual committees are appointed : 

On Finance— William Pearson and A. D. Jones. 
Church Letters— J. L. Ennis and J. B. Churchill. 
Associational Missions— T. J. Hunt, W. D. Patterson and J. K. 
Haigwood. 

State Missions — W. M. Page, H. Y. Smith and J. R. Spence. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9J a. m. 
Prayer by Bro. Hunt. Benediction by Moderator. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Friday Morning, October 30, 1885. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Bro. 
Hunt reads the 15th Psalm and leads in prayer. Roll is 
called. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Correspondents 
and visitors are invited again. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



Rev. Allen Betts, reports, and on motion, he is welcomed 
to a seat. Bro. A. L. Betts is also welcomed to a seat from 
the Raleigh Association. 

Moderator completes the appointing of committees, as 
follows : 

Foreign Missions— A. N. Campbell, J. A. Johnson and L W. Byrd. 

Periodidals—J. M. Holleman, Alfred Powell and J. A. Baughcom. 

Education— D W. Williams and J. A. Campbell. 

Temperance— J. W. Collins and A. D. Jones. 

Bible Schools— Allen Betts, T. J. Hunt and J. A. Senter. 

Prayer Meetings— R. H. Smith, J. F. McLeod and A. L. Betts. 

Obituaries — A. N. Campbell and Wm. Pearson. 

Committee on Associational Missions report the following : 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

We deem this one of the most important subjects of this body, and 
one which concerns every church and every member. It is under the 
management of an efficient Board, chosen by this body from all the 
churches, which uses wisely all the funds sent them by the churches. 
The visible result of this work is seen in the new churches which are 
coming into our body every year. The new church at Pine Forest is 
the fruit of this work. The field is large, our means are small, and 
the laborers are few, but our Master is large and strong. Let us trust 
in Him, and give liberally of our means for the support of this work. 
This will lead us to large heartedness and general liberal Christianity. 
Respectfully submitted, T. J. Hunt, 

W. D. Patterson, 
J. R. Haigwood, 

Committee. 

A motion being made to adopt, speeches are made by 
brethren Hunt, Holleman, A. L. Betts, D. W. Williams, A. 
N. Campbell, W. D. Patterson aud W. M. Page, after which 
a collection is taken amounting to $14.15, and the report 
was adopted. 

Rev. J. W. Collins preached at the stand. 

Bro. Lynn Adams is welcomed as visitor from the Cen- 
tral Association. 

By request, the Clerk reads the Constitution. 

Bro. W. M. Page reads the following 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The spirit of missions is the spirit of the gospel. It is our duty to 
send the gospel to all the destitute places in our own State. The 
State Board is trying to supply all the destitution. Brethren, is it not 
our duty to contribute largely to this great and good cause ? Your 
committee assert that it is. 

Respectfully, W. M. Page, 

J. R. Spence, 
H. Y. Smith, 

Committee. 



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Remarks were made by brethren L. W. Byrd, J. M. Hol- 
leman, W. D. Patterson, J* A. Campbell and J. A. Johnson, 
and on motion the report was adopted. 

Collection for State Missions amounts to $8.08, which 
made about $50.00 for our Association this year. 

Speeches are limited to ten minutes. 

On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Bro. D. W. Williams reads the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Education is indispensible both to ministers and the laity. We are 
proud of our institutions of learning in our own bounds and through- 
out the State. We regret to learn that they are not all filled to their 
utmost capacity. There are now at Wake Forest about thirty benefi- 
ciaries preparing for the gospel ministry, and at our female institutions 
there is a good number of young ladies preparing themselves for use- 
fulness. Education better prepares the ministry, elevates society, 
and builds up Christian piety. Let us all engage in this work more 
heartily than ever before. 

Respectfully, D. W. Williams, 

J. A. Campbell, 

Committee. 

After a long and interesting discussion by brethren D. W. 
Williams, J. A. Campbell, A. L. Betts, Lynn Adams, A. N. 
Campbell and T. J. Hunt, on motion the report was adopted. 

Committee on Religious Exercises announced that Rev. 
W. M. Page will preach to-morrow at 11 o'clock. 

Committee on Finance report, and on motion, the report 
is adopted. 

A motion to reconsider the report on Finance is carried. 

On motion, the report is referred back to the committee 
to make a necessary correction, after which it is received. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9 J a. m. Prayer by 
A. N. Campbell. Benediction by Bro. Holleman. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Saturday, October 31, 1885. 

Rev. Allen Betts conducted the religious exercises by 
reading 1st Psalm and leading in prayer. 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

Roll of churches called. Minutes of yesterday read and 
approved. 

Treasurer reports, and on motion, it was received. (See 
appendix.) 

Bro. A. L. Betts reads the 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

It hafe been said, and truthfully too, that prayer is the key by which 
we gain admittance into the Kingdom of Heaven. 

We feel the ne^l of strong and able work being done in che bounds 
of our Association for the furtherance of God's cause. Hence, we 
would recommend that every church have, at least, a monthly prayer 
meeting, and a weekly one if possible. 

It is through prayer that the church is built up and made strong in 
the gospel. Brethren, pray earnestly for more laborers and more of 
the grace of God to sustain them in the work of God. 

A. L. Betts, 
R. H. Smith, 
J, F. McLeod, 

Committee. 

On motion, speeches are limited to five minutes. The 
subject of prayer meetings is well discussed by brethren A. 
L. Betts, fteddiu Byrd, Allen Betts, J. R. Spence, W. M. 
Page, J. A. Campbell and D. W. Williams, and on motion 
the report is adopted. 

The report on Bible Schools is read by Rev. Allen Betts. 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

The work of Bible Schools is important because it prepares the way 
for the gospel. By calling the children together for reading the Bible 
and explaining it to their youthful minds, the rising generation is pre- 
pared for the gospel. 

Every church should call the children together on the Lord's day, 
and teach them God's will that they may understand their obligations 
to God and to each other. All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Allen Betts, 
T. J. HuNr, 
John A. Senter- 
Committee. 

On motion, the discussion of this report is deferred till 
to-morrow morning. 

The following is the report on Periodicals as read by Rev. 
J. M. Holleman : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

All the benefits we derive from reading religious periodicals can 
never be told. Our Association needs information which we can 



Minutes of the 



gather only from religious periodicals, especially the Biblical Re- 
corder. Let us try to place this paper in every family, and try to 
get all our brethren and sisters to read it. We recommend to Sabbath 
Schools Kind Words and the Foreign Mission Journal, or any other 
religious paper setting forth our doctrines. 

Respectfully, 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

J. A. Baughcom, 
Alfred Powell, 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren J. M. Holleman, D. W. Wil- 
liams, W. M. Page, J. A. Campbell and J. A. Johnson, urging 
the people to take the Recokder, on motion the report was 
adopted. 

Bro. Holleman represented the Recorder, and obtained 
several subscribers. 

On motion, adjourned for preaching by Rev. W. M. Page. 
Text is found in Acts ix: 31, "Then had the churches rest," 
&c. Bro. Page greatly endeared himself to all the brethren 
who heard him, and the house was full. He caused us to 
love the gospel more. After preaching, had an intermission 
for forty-five minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair, and the body resumed business. 

Bro. McCorquodale is granted leave of absence to go 
home. 

Committee on Church Letters report, and on motion the 
report is adopted. 

REPORT ON CHURCH LETTERS 

God had removed from our number since last session, 16; baptized, 
71; received by letter, 34; restored, 5; excluded, 32; dismissed by 
letter, 28; so we find an increase of 34. Bible schools reported, 16; 
prayer meetings, 5. 

We request all the churches to be more earnest in prayer meetings, 
and make better reports next year. 

Respectfully, J. L. Ennis, 

J. B. Churchill, 

Committee. 

It is announced that Rev. Allen Betts will preach at the 
stand. 

On motion, the next session of this body meet with the 
church at Juniper Springs Thursday before the first Sun- 
day in November, 1886. 

A motion to meet on Wednesday instead of Thursday was 
unanimously tabled. 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

On motion, A. N. Campbell is appointed to preach the 
Introductory Sermon and J. M. Holleman the Missionary 
Sermon. 

The next Union Meeting is to be held at Baptist Grove 
on Friday before the fifth Sunday in January, Rev. J. W. 
Collins to preach the Introductory Sermon. 

The following is the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Bible authority for Foreign Missions is positive and explicit. 
We Baptists want a "thus saith the Lord." Well, here it is, " Go 
ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." 
"There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek. The same 
Lord is rich unto all that call upon him. How shall they call on 
Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe 
in Him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they hear 
without a preacher?" Brethren, answer these questions and let your 
answers drive you to actions. 

Respectfully, A. N. Campbell, 

J. A. Johnson, 
L. W. Byrd, 

Committee. 

After remarks by A. N. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, J. A. 
Campbell, T. J. Hunt, A. L. Betts, Lynn Adams and others, 
on motion, the report was adopted. 

The report on Temperance is read by Bro. J. W. Collins-,. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the christian graces recommended to us in 
the Bible, the opposite of which consigns men to irrecoverable woe. 
We would recommend to our brethren to taste not nor handle not 
the unclean things that are so dangerous in their using. 

J. W. Collins, 
A. D. Jones, 

Committee. 

Remarks were^made by Bro. Collins. Bro. Hunt said, 
"A man buys a bottle of whisky and it is his, but soon the 
title is transferred, and the man belongs to the bottle and is 
used as the bottle chooses." The clerk gave the following 
statistics: " We spend yearly in the United States nine hun- 
dred million dollars for whisky, six hundred million dollars 
for tobacco, and five and a half million dollars for Mis- 
sions. Even our tobacco bill would build all our churches 
and pay our preachers." 

On motion, the report was adopted. 



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Treasurer of Executive Board reported, and on motion, it 
was resumed. (See Appendix.) 

On motion, Pine Forest is added to the second section. 

Elder A. N. Campbell reports as delegate from the Con- 
vention. 

On motion, Elders J. M. Holleman and A. N. Campbell 
are appointed delegates to the Convention to be held at 
Heidsville this year. 

A collection amounting to $4.05 is taken to defray ex- 
penses of delegates to Convention. 

Brethren L W. Byrd and J. M. Holleman reported ascor- 
respendents to the South River Association that they were 
kindly received, and were well pleased with their visit. 

Correspondents to sister Associations are appointed as 
follows : 

To the South River— J. W. Collins, A. N. Campbell and T. J. 
Hunt. 

To the Cedar Creek — T. J. Hunt and W. D. Patterson. 

On motion, any brother who may attend any sister Asso- 
ciation is requested to represent himself as correspondent. 

Rev. A. N. Campbell reads the report on Obituaries, and 
on motion it is received. 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Since our last session God has called from our midst sixteen of our 
loved ones, among whom were some of our best working brethren, 
such as Bro. S. D. Stephens. These are forever gone, but we hope 
to meet them on the other shore. Who of us, brethren, will be 
called next? Let us all pray that we may be ready. 

A. N. Campbell, 
W. S. Mann, 

Committee. 

Leave of absence is granted Bro. Byrd. 

On motion, the Treasurer is request^ to pay out the 
mony as directed. 

On motion, the Clerk is requested to have as many Min- 
utes printed as the funds will allow. 

A motion was made to allow the Clerk $8.00 for services, 
but the brethren raised it to $8.60. 

Offered by Bro. J. B. Churchill and adopted as follows : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby 
tendered to the brethren, sisters and friends of this community for 
their unbounded hospitality in entertaining this body. 



Little River Baptist Association. 11 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be equally divided 
between Associational and Foreign Missions.. 

On motion, all unfinished business is left with the Mod- 
erator and Clark. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at Juniper Springs at the 
appoin|ed time. Minutes read and approved. 

By request of the Moderator, Rev. A. N. Campbell con- 
ducted the closing exercises by a few parting words. Sang, 
u I love thy kingdom, Lord," and A. N. Campbell led in 
prayer. After which the Clerk made a few remarks, fol- 
lowed by Rev. J. M. Holleman and a closing prayer by the 
Clerk. Those who left before the close missed the best of all. 
Certainly was not this the most pleasant session of our As- 
sociation ? There are many who think so. 



SABBATH. 

A large congregation assembled at the church for a Sun- 
day School Mass meeting. Bro. J. J. Mann conducted the 
music much to his credit. The speeches were very inter- 
esting and seemed to be much enjoyed. Speeches were made 
by brethren Allen Betts, J. R. Spence, A. D. Jones, D. W. 
Williams, A. L. Betts and J. A. Campbell. Then the con- 
gregation assembled at the stand, where Rev. W. M. Page, 
by request of Bro. Hunt, the appointee, preached the Mis- 
sionary sermon from St. John xviii : 11. w The cup which 
my Father hath given me shall I not drink it?" After 
which there was a collection amounting to $14.00 for For- 
eign and Associational Missions. 

Thus ended another pleasant session without a dissenting 
voice or a harsh word. The Lord must have ruled the 
meeting. May honor to his name result from this session. 
Rev. H. W. GRAHAM, Moderator. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk 



APPENDICES. 



APPENDIX A. 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 



CHUHCHES. 



Piny Grove 

Bouie's Creek. 

Cumberland Union 

Friendship... 

Neill's Creek.. 

Apex, 2nd Church 

Hector's Creek 

Cameron's Grove 

Bethlehem 

Baptist Grove 

Antioch 

Holly Springs 

New Life 

Bethel . 

Juniper Springs 

Pine Forest 

Gourd Springs 

Little River 

Macedonia 

Collection at Association. 

Total 



$24 95 



25 
5o 
50 
25 
1 35 



6 75 
4 00 



3 7i 
6 00 
2 00 

5 45 
1 25 



2 35 



08 



60 $45 14 $14 10 



1 00 
1 00 

50 



1 00 
1 00 



G t/3 

O fl 



la 
< 



% 2 95 



50 

85 

25 

1 00 



7 00 



50 

50 

15 

21 15 



$ 13 70 
7 00 
3 00 

8 77 

11 00 

6 00 



45 
75 
50 
60 
03 
65 
10 
50 
60 
00 
5o 
35 
90 

37 58 



19 $130 98 



Respectfully submitted, 



William Pearson, 
A. D. Jones, 

Committee. 



APPENDIX B. 



REPORT OF TREASURER FOR 1884. 

In account wiih Little Rive# Association. 

Dr. 

To cash received for printing minutes $23 90 

" " " " Clerk's fee 7 25 

" " " " Foreign Missions 16 26 

" " " " Associational Missions 10 83 

11 " " " Building new Life Church 21 50 

" " " " State Missions 43 36 



Total amount in Treasury. 



$123 10 



Little River Baptist Association. 15 



[From the Biblical Recorder, Oct. 21st, 1885.] 
THE RELATIVE POWERS OF BAPTIST CHURCHES, COUN- 
CILS AND ASSOCIATIONS. 



Mr. Editor : —In looking over some of my old manuscripts, I 
found the rough sketch of an article I wrote for the Religious Herald 
thirty-four years ago, which I have reproduced, with some amend- 
ments, for the readers of the Biblical Recorder. Here it is, 
slightly abridged aud altered : 

As Baptists we hold that every church is free and independent of all 
ecclesiastical organizations whatever, and derives its authority, gits 
right of self-government, and its powers directly from the great head 
of all the churches. Yet, these churches, affiliating as they do, in 
unity of faith, organization and purpose, may meet, through their del- 
egates, to consult upon the general interests of their Redeemer's king- 
dom, to promote union and fellowship among themselves, and to adopt 
measures of co-operation in the spread ol the gospel. Hence, any 
number of churches may enter into a voluntary Association upon 
terms of perfect equality. Thus formed, they possess no governmen- 
tal powers, either legislative or judicial, nor any right to infringe on 
the internal regulation of the churches; and their measures in all cases 
must rest with the sovereign churches for their approval and uncon- 
cerned adoption. 

True, the combined wisdom and piety of these Associations may 
claim for their opinions the highest respect, and they may urge those 
opinions with Christian zeal and brotherly love. But to force compli- 
ance with their measures would be unqualified usurpation — the con- 
centration of legislative, judicial and executive power in the same 
body, which is the grossest form of tyranny. 

The assumption of such power involves a principle which, if fol- 
lowed to its legitimate results, would make our Associations despotic 
hierarchies, and land us all, sooner or later, in Romanism. 

I admit, an Association may withhold her counsel, and withdraw 
her fellowship from a church that treats her recommendations with 
contempt, that becomes disorderly in practice, or that becomes hereti- 
cal in doctrine. This right should be exercised only in cases of nec- 
essity, and with extreme caution. For whenever Baptist Associations 
begin to issue Bulls of excommunication, a note of alarm will be 
sounded throughout the length and breadth of our denomination. 

But may not an Association interpose with her advice in case of dif- 
ficulty in a church, or between two or more churches ? By no means, 
except at their request, and with the concurrent wishes of all parties 
concerned. Otherwise she becomes a party, and will inevitably widen 
the breach. But if the matter in question involves a cardinal principle 
likely to effect the cause of the Redeemer at large; or, if the difficulty 
cannot be settled by the parties then, it may be right to seek aid from 
abroad. But even in this case the proper recourse is to a Council, 
called for the special purpose, like that recorded in Acts, fifteenth 
chapter. 

This Council, however, was not a permanent or annual organization 
like our Associations, but a Council for a specific purpose, and its de- 



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cisions were carried back to the church for its final adoption before it 
could go into effect. A Council, however, should never be called ex- 
cept as a dernier resort, for several reasons. In a government like ours 
brethren would be very apt to think for themselves, in spite of the de- 
cisions of a Council, especially when their feelings become deeply enlisted. 
Besides that, the difficulty would widen, involving other churches. If 
tbe Council require uncomplaining submission to its decision, then 'it 
becomes a high court of appeal, and like Catholic Councils, assumes 
infallibility. In that case, the independence of the churches would be 
lost. The prerogative of Councils is to shed the light of experience 
and scriptural knowledge, not to issue authoritative decrees. They 
can never possess a higher power than the churches which call them, 
any more than the creature can rise above the Creator, or the stream 
above the fountain. 

I do not believe that our Baptist Associations are similar bodies to 
Apostolic Councils, or thai they were organized for any such purposes. 
I am satisfied the assumption of any such prerogatives would be de- 
structive to the peace of the churches, injurious to the cause at large, 
and annihilating to the Associations generally. Let the Associations 
become standing couusels to adjudicate cases of difficulty, then we 
would have a full-grown diocesan government, and two more strides 
would land us in the Popish church. 

One grand object of our Associations is to perpetuate union and 
commuuion among the churc'ues. It is indispensable to the attainment 
of this result that all the churches respect the action of a sister church, 
especially in dealing with her own members. Our intercommunion at 
the Lord's table, and letters of dismission trom one church to another 
are based upou that great principle. Therefore, in discipline, a mem- 
ber expelled from one church is virtually expelled from all others. To 
receive such a person, or to encourage or countenance them in a course 
of defiance and rebellion against the authority and discipline of a true 
church of Christ, would be discourteous aud insulting to that church. 
It would produce faction, sow discord among brethren, which is "an 
abomination in the sight of God," encourage disorder, nullify discip- 
line, aud break every link that binds Baptist churches together. 

But suppose the expelled party complain of injustice, which is al- 
most always the case. To credit such a complaint, upon the state- 
ment of interested wituesses, in the absence of all the facts in the 
case on the other side, would be a manifest wrong against the church. 
Therefore it is customary, as a matter of right, to presume the action 
of the church to be right and proper. Certainly it is safer to presume 
that the church is generally right, than to assume that she is wrong 
every time the expelled complain of injustice. To assume this would 
be to impeach the church and violate all Baptist usage. 

But suppose the number and influence of the expelled be considered; 
suppose the specifications in their complaint be somewhat peculiar in 
their cast ; aud suppose they collect around them a party of influential 
sympathizers, may not the Association, at their request, interpose her 
edvice and dictation? No, no. Not without the request and consent 
of both parties. This would be taking discipline from the churches, 
and such interference would be extremely injudicious on many ac- 
counts, a few of which I will mention : 

1. Whenever the Association establishes the precedent of rehearing, 
and deciding cases of discipline, she becomes a court of appeals. Then 



Little River Baptist Association. 17 



disaffected members from any or all of the churches would be at lib- 
erty to bring up their complaints and demand a hearing. Then our 
annual sessions, instead of being devoted to spiritual intercourse and 
deliberation upon the momentous subjects of missions, education, the 
Bible and Sunday School cause, would be occupied with the painful 
details of church trials, and the contention of opposing parties, who 
after all will be further from reconciliation at the close than at the 
commencement. 

2. The Association might not have the time to consider all the cases 
coming up at one session, and they would have to lie over from ses- 
sion to session, Even one case might occupy all the time now allotted 
to our annual sessions. 

3. Such a course would destroy the moral influence of discipline upon 
the expelled party, and cut off the hope of his reformation. 

4. It would encourage insubordination, for many churches have more 
or less healthy disaffected, cross-grained members, who are ready to 
sympathize with the notes of complaint, and to rally to the cry of in- 
justice, especially if the party have a little influence. 

5. It would sow perpetual "discord among the churches, and rend the 
Association into opposing organizations. Who would leave the quiet 
peace of his home and church to go up annually to an Association to 
drink the bitter waters of contention and strife? 

For these reasons we believe the influence of the Association in dis- 
cipline in the churches, either directly or indirectly, would be evil, and 
nothing but evil. 

But some one may ask, is there no remedy, no redress in a case of 
manifest injustice and abuse of disciplinary power on the part of the 
church? Yes. First, let them state their grievances, expostulate and 
beg a reconsideration. Secondly, let them request the expelling party 
to unite with them in calling a counsel. But we have no right to as- 
sume that injustice has been done, without the most indubitable evi- 
dence ; and even in that case it might be better for the few to suffer 
even wrongfully than to introduce a principle of action that would up- 
root the whole system of independent church government. 

But suppose the case to be one of an anomalous character, resulting 
in a grievous difficulty; may not the Association, without the consent 
of the church thus implicated, and in utter disregard of their protest, 
take the matter in hand and decide it? This would be despotism of 
the worst sort, such as no self-respecting church would ever submit to. 

But it may still be asked : may not the emergency of the case jus- 
tify interference ? No indeed. The greatest corruptions that ever 
cursed the church, and the world, have been introduced under the plea 
of exigency. It was by little and little, the primitive churches lost 
the right of suffrage, and found themselves when it was too late to re- 
sist, under the yoke of spiritual domination. Thus Episcopacy planted 
her gigantic throne upon the entombed rights of the independent 
churches of Jesus Christ. 

Once more. May not love for Jesus and his cause demand the ac- 
tion of the Association in the case? No. The mere profession of 
love for the name of Christ will not sanctify that which is wrong in it- 
self. The cruelties of the Spanish Inquisition, and foulest murderers 
of Jesuit memory, have been perpetrated in the name of Christ, and 
under the gilded banner of the Cross. A very convenient motto for 
religious despots ! 



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I admit the Association is a power entitled to the highest respect. 
But admitting its power and influence were increased a thousand fold, 
it never could justly claim the right to infringe on the powers of an 
independent church of Jesus Christ. In this day of progress and of 
innovation, when a large portion of Protestant Christendom is tending 
towards the Romish church, it becomes us as witnesses of Christ to 
rebuke the spirit of Antichrist wherever we find it, regardless of the 
robes it wears or the horrid words it speaks, and to guard with sleep- 
less vigilance the independence of the churches of Jesus Christ. 

Reuben Jones. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



Little River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



JUNIPER SPRINGS CHURCH, MOORE CO., N. C, 



November 4th, 5th, (Jtli ami 7 th, 1888. 



DAVID S. WILLIAMS, Moderator, 
Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk 



Bunn's Level, N. C. 
Winslow, 



ELBRIDGE TOHNSON, ) 



II. Y. SMITH, 



Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH : 

Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1886. 



MINUTES 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



Little River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



JUNIPER SPRINGS CHURCH, MQORE CO., N. C., 



November 4th ? 5tli ? tith and 7th, 18S6. 



DAVID S. WILLIAMS, Moderator, Bunn's Level, N. C 

Rev. J. A.3CAMPBELL, Clerk, , ..Winslow, 



RALEIGH : 

Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1886. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Allen Betts... . Winslow, Harnett Oounty, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell Winslow, Harnett County, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell Winslow, Harnett County, N. C. 

J. W. Collins Chalk Level, Harnett County, N. C. 

J. L. Ennis Averysboro, Harnett County, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, Moore Co., N. C. 

J. M. Holleman. . Apex, Wake County, N. C. 

Joseph Salmon .. Buie's Creek, Harnett Co., N. C. 

LICENTIATES. 

A. L. Betts ..Wake Forest, N. C. 

L. B. Hunt .." Broadway, Moore County, N. C. 

J. R. Spence Ballentine's Mills, Wake Co., N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Baptist Grove— J. A. Baughcom. 
Hector's Creek— R. H. Smith. 
Friendship— D. S. Williams. 
Bethel— Alex. West. 
Holly Springs— W. D. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 
Buie's Creek — Wm. Pearson. 
Little River— M. J. McLean. 
Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 



Macedonia — W. H. Strickland. 
Antioch — J. K. Haigwood. 
Bethlehem —Mark Wade. 
Neill's Creek — D. W. Matthews. 
New Life — W. F. Hockaday. 
Second Church,Apex — Wm. Johnson 
Piny Grove— A. D. Jones. 
County Line — D. L. Ennis. 
Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY — Morning Session. 

Juniper Springs Church, Moore County, N. C, 

Thursday, November 4th, 1886. 

The Little River Association met in its eleventh annual session with the above 
mentioned church, November 4th, 1886. 

At 11 o'clock the Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. A. N. Camp- 
bell from Acts xiv: 22: "We must through much tribulation enter into the 
kingdom of God." Prayer by Rev. W. G. King. 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes for dinner, the Association met in 
regular session. Rev. H. W. Graham, the former Moderator, called the Asso- 
ciation to order. Bro. Graham read the gth Psalm. Prayer by Rev. Joseph 
Salmon. 

Brethren Elbridge, Johnson and H. Y. Smith were appointed Reading 
Clerks. 

The roll of churches was then called and delegates enrolled : 

Cumberland Union — Not represented. 

Friendship — David S. Williams, L. W. Byrd and Alex. Parker. 

Baptist Grove — J. A. Baughcom, B. Dean, S. A. Brown, A. G. Sexton 
and J. A. Brown. 

Hector's Creek — John A. Senter, J. A. Campbell, D. .H. Senter, H. Y. 
Smith and D. D. Johnson. 

Juniper Springs — David Matthews, W. J. Thomas and A. D. Dickens. 

Antioch— H. B. Page, J. B. F. Stuart, J. E. Wilson, J. R. Davis and T. 
H. Cummings. 

Bethel — G. L: Ingram. 

Macedonia— W. H. Strickland, S. G. Tutor, R. A. Weathers, B. W. Ba«cer 
and James Johnson. 

Buie's Creek — B. F. Hamilton, W. A. Stuart, William Pearson, J. M. 
Byrd and S. G. Marks. 

Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham. 

New Life— J. L. Johnson, W. F. Hockaday and B. E. Barber. 

Second Church, Apex — W. H. Doane, J. C. Medlin and Harvey M. 
Holleman. 

Holly Springs — W. J. Salmon, W. M. Patterson, J. S. Brown, J. B. 
Churchill and Jackson Taylor. 

Little River — M. M. Black and M. J. McLean. 

Neill's Creek — Charles Rich, A. V. Matthews and W. F. Stuart. 

Piny Grove— Alfred Powell, R. R. Sexton and J. F.Jones. 

Gourd Springs — Not represented. 

Bethlehem — Not represented. 

Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod, J. W. McLeod, R. M. Kennedy, Elbridge 
Johnson and J. A. Kennedy. 

County Line — D. L. Ennis and Enoch Bryant. 

Canon Grove — Represented by Letter. 

Ordained Ministers Present— Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. W. Col- 
lins, H. W. Graham, J. M. Holleman and Joseph Salmon. 



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Licentiates Present — A. L. Betts, J. A. Campbell, J. L. Ennis and L. 
B. Hunt. 

On motion, proceeded to the election of officers. 

On motion of Bro. Pearson, Bro. David S. Williams is elected Moderator by 
acclamation. 

On motion, \ A. Campbell is re-elected Clerk and Treasurer. 

Petitionary letters called for, and the newly constituted church at County 
Line, Harnett County, offers a petition, and, on motion, the church is received 
and the right hand of fellowship is extended by the Moderator. 

Canon Grove offers a petition. A motion to receive the church is tabled for 
the present. 

Correspondents invited to seats and the following responded: Bro. J. H. 
Mills, representative of Baptist Orphanage ; Elders S. C. Page and I. T. 
Newton, South River Association, and Elder W. G. Iving, visitor from the 
Sandy Creek Association, and all are welcomed to seats by the Moderator. 

On motion, Rev. J. M. Holleman and the Deacons of this church are 
appointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, committees are appointed on the usual subjects. The Moderator 
appoints the following committees : 

On Finance — William Pearson and J. B. Churchill. 
Church Letters — E. Johnson and Charles Rich. 

Associational Missions — J. L. Ennis, B. F. Hamilton and W. D. Graham. 
State Missions — I. T. Newton, A. N. Campbell and L. B. Hunt. 
Foreign Missions— J. H. Mills, Allen Betts and L. W. Byrd. 
Periodicals — J. M. Holleman, H. Y. Smith and A. V. Matthews. 
Education — J. A. Campbell, J. A. Baughcom and \V. J. Salmon. 
On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9 o'clock A. M. Prayer by Elder Allen 
Betts. Benediction by Elder Holleman. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Friday Morning, November 5th, 1886. 

The Convention convened at the appointed hour. 

Bro. J. H. Mills conducted the opening exercises by reading 3rd chapter of 
Matthew and leading in prayer. 

The roll is called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Moderator completes the appointing of committees, as follows : 

Temperance — H. W. Graham, D. L. Ennis and B. F. McLeod. 

BIBLE Schools — Joseph Salmon, M. M. Black and J. E. Wilson. 

Prayer Meetings — W. G. King, J. B. F. Stuart and Alfred Powell. 

Obituaries — J. W. Collins, J. R. Davis and H. B. Page. 

On motion, the petition from Canon Grove Church is taken from the table. 
After remarks by brethren L. W. Byrd, Allen Betts, J. M. Holleman and 
others, on motion the petition is tabled till the next session of the Association. 

On motion, Bro. J. H. Mills is allowed to lay the subject of the Baptist 
Orphanage before the body immediately after recess. 

A communication from Rev. A. G. McManaway, Vice-President of the 
Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, is read, and, after 
remarks by brethren J. M. Holleman and J. A. Campbell, a collection amount- 
ing to $4.60 is taken for Home Missions. 

On motion, all our churches are requested to contribute regularly to this 
object. 

it is announced that Rev. I. T. Newton will preach at the stand immediately. 

Rev. J. L. Ennis reads the 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

report on associational missions. 

We deem this one of the most important subjects of this body. It is under 
the management of an efficient Board, chosen by this body, which uses wisely 
all the funds sent it by the churches. The visible result of this work is seen in 
the new churches which are coming into our body every year. The new church 
at County Line is some of the fruits of this work. The field is large, means 
small and the laborers few, but our Master is large and strong. Let us trust in 
Him and give liberally of our means for the support of this work. This will 
lead us to large-heartedness and liberal Christianity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. Ennis, 

B. F. Hamilton, 

W. D. Graham, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Bro. Ennis, on motion the report is adopted. 

By request, the Constitution and Rules of Decorum are read. 

On motion, this Association, in compliance with the request of Hector's 
Creek Church, appoint a presbytery to examine Bro. J, A. Campbell, and, if 
found qualified, ordain him to the ministry — the presbytery to consist of all the 
ordained ministers of this body and such others as they may request to act with 
them. 

On motion, the next session of this body meets with Piny Grove Church 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1887, at 10 o'clock. 

On motion, Rev. Joseph Salmon is appointed to preach the Introductory 
Sermon and Rev. J. A. Campbell the Missionary Sermon. 

Treasurer reported, and, on motion, the report is adopted. (See Appen- 
dix B.) 

On motion, brethren J. A. Campbell, J. A. Betts and H. W. Graham were 
appointed delegates to the Convention to be held at Wilmington. 

On motion, the $4.05 in hands of Treasurer be used to defray expenses of 
delegates to the Convention. 

Bro. Joseph Salmon reads the 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

The work of Bible schools is very important, for it is an efficient way of 
preaching the gospel and training the minds of the young brethren who are to 
fill our places in the churches and ministry. Likewise our statesmen need 
Biblical training, which will greatly aid us in having righteous laws, so that 
much lasting good may be done for our great Redeemer, and the minds of our 
hearers be prepared for the preaching of the gospel. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph Salmon, 
J. E. Wilson, 
M. M. Black, 

Committee . 

On motion, the report is adopted. On motion, the discussion is deferred till 
Sunday morning. 

Correspondents called upon to report. Revs. Allen Betts and J. A. Camp- 
bell reported having attended the South River Association, and were kindly 
received and highly pleased with the work of the brethren. 

Correspondents appointed as follows : 

To the South River — Elders Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell and Bro. L. 
W. Byrd. 

To the Cedar Creek— Elder Joseph Salmon. 



6 Minutes of the 

On motion, any brother attending any sister Association is requested to act as, 
a correspondent. 

On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 

Bro. J. H. Mills now addresses the body upon the subject of the Orphanage, 
and the following, by paying $1.00 each, became members of the Orphanage 
Association : D. S. Williams, J, M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell, Wm. Pearson, 
A. V. Matthews, Elbridge Johnson and J. A. Ballentine. A hat collection was 
then taken amounting to $5.12. 

Bro. Mills, by his pleasant and feeling address, greatly endeared himself to 
the brethren, and all long to see him again. 

Offered by Bro. J. A. Campbell and adopted, as follows : 

Resolved, That we urge upon all our churches to consider the needs of the 
Orphanage and contribute to its support. 

Rev. Allen Betts reads the following 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

We believe that all christians ought to aid in sending the gospel to all who 
have it not, according to our Saviour's command, "Go ye into all the world and 
preach the gospel to every creature." 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. H. Mills, 
Allen Betts, 
L. W. Byrd, 
Committee. 

After remarks by Elders Allen Betts and J. M. Holleman, a collection was 
taken amounting to $4.35, and, on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, appointed new Executive Board. (See Appendix.) 

Committee on Religious Exercises announced that Rev. S. C. Page will 
preach at the church to-night. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9 o'clock A. M.. Prayer by Bro. Page. 
Benediction by Elder Holleman. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Saturday, November 6th, 1886. 

The congregation met at the appointed time. Sang, " I need thee every 
hour." 

Elder Allen Betts read the 17th chapter of John, and led in prayer. 
Roll is called, and minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
Bro. H. W. Graham reads the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is among one of the first Christian graces taught in the Bible, the 
opposite of which consigns men to irrecoverable woe. We would, therefore, 
recommend to our brethren to taste not nor handle not the unclean things that 
are so dangerous in their using. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. W. Graham, 
D. L. Ennis, 
B. F. McLeod, 

Committee. 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

Pending the motion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren H. W. Graham, 
Allen Betts, L. B. Hunt, Elbridge Johnson and J. A. Campbell, and the report 
is adopted. 

Elder G. W. King reads the report on Prayer Meetings, and, after remarks 
by brethren Alfred Powell, W. G. King, I. T. Newton and others, on motion, 
the report is adopted, as follows : 

The Scriptures say that " men ought always to pray and not faint," and we 
think there is need for strong and able work being done in the bounds of our 
Association. Believing that there is no more efficient way of doing the work, 
we recommen 1 to our churches to have prayer meetings monthly, at least, and 
weekly, if possible. " The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth 
much.' Respectfully submitted, 

W. G. King, 

J. B. F. Stuart, 

Alfred Powell, 

Committee. 

The report on State Missions is read by Elder I. T. Newton, as follows : 
REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of our State Mission Board in sending the gospel to the destitute 
parts of our own State has greatly increased within the last twenty years, the 
number of missionaries increasing from five in 1866 to seventy-two in 1886. As 
a result of the labors of these men, encouraging reports come up from various 
portions of the State. The increased number of laborers demands increased 
funds, and the destitution which yet remains demands still greater funds. 

Therefore, let us go forward earnestly in this great work which the Lord has 
given us to do till there shall be no place within the bounds of our State 
which has not heard the glad news of salvation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

I. T. Newton, 
A. N. Campbell, 
L. B. Hunt, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Elders A. N. Campbell and J. M. Holleman, on motion, 
the report is adopted. Collection amounted to $4.68. 

Dr. G. W. Manly, representing the Board of Education at Wake Forest, is 
welcomed to a seat as visitor. 

Rev. J. N. Boothe is welcomed to a seat as visitor from the Raleigh Associa- 
tion. 

Committee on Church Letters reported. On motion, the report is re-com- 
mitted to the committee in order to get a true report of Sunday schools and 
prayer meetings. 

Committee on Obituaries reported the following : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Since our last session, God has called from our midst sixteen of our loved 
ones. We have every evidence necessary to give us hope that our loss is their 
eternal gain. Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Collins, 
J. R. Davis, 
H. B. Page, 

Committee. 

After a few remarks by Elders J. W. Collins and J. M. Holleman, on motion, 
the report was adopted. 

Committee on Religious Exercises announced that Rev. Joseph Salmon will 
preach at the stand. 



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By request the following lines, written upon the death of a deceased sister, 
were allowed to be printed in our minutes : 

WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF ARAMINTA BETTS. 



j- 



D- 



BY EVELEEN GRIFF1S. 



Asleep in Jesus, Oh ! how sweet, 

The fear of death no more to meet. 

The parting with friends and children dear, 

Will trouble thy peacefnl mind no more. 

Our sister. once was one of seven, 

So cherished by our parents dear ; 

But the strongest ties must soon be riven, 

For we've no lasting pleasure here. 

She learned in youth to fear the Lord, 
And trust in faith His holy Word ; 
He to her troubled mind spake peace, 
And bade her soul on love to feast. 

She trusted God, and in patience bore 
The affliction that seemed severe, 
Through the lonely nights of a weary year 
That ended fore'er her life so dear. 

To us it was hard with our sister to part, 

Dear brother and sisters true ; 

But we give her up freely, for the sake of the thought 

That she is out of her troubles forever. 

f ). To her aged mother and children dear 
The loss is keenest I know ; 
But try and surrender thine all to the Lord, 
He is merciful and justice will do. 

7. The Lord hath given and taken away, 
And blessed be His name ; 

May He ever be your comfort and stay, 
And help you to the end. 

8. Oh ! think how she talked a few days before death, 
How she sang of the sweet by and by ; 

It seemed that the lamp was burning and trimmed, 
Her thoughts fully centered on high. 

9. She said " it seemed heaven was open to her. 
The trials of life were all gone ; 

It seemed she could see her lost babes and her friends, 
Amid the bright heavenly throng." 

10. She often had said she " was ready to go, 
And wanted us all to be ready too ; 
Her harp over yonder was already tuned, 
She was only waiting a welcome home." 

11. She prayed for sinners the world around, 
As far as gospel trump shall sound ; 
She prayed for the heathen souls abroad, 

And warned them round where she then abode. 



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12. By faith she could see the great drops of blood , 
That Jesus in the garden did sweat, 

And solemnly think of the suffering of the Lord 
When He our salvation bought. 

13. She talked and shouted, she prayed, and sang 
Several hours, it seemed in pleasure ; 

I believe that the Lord of His Spirit and love 
Had then given her full measure. 

14. Good news ! she sent to the churches around 
That she was ready to go ; 

She wanted them to be ready found, 
When they are called for too. 

15. She said she " believed in being ready," 
And wanted to hear us sing that song : 

'* I believe in being ready 

When the judgment day shall come." 

16. And though it was hard with her to part, 
On earth to meet no more ; 

We hope ere long, by the help of the Lord, 
To meet on Canaan's shore. 

Rev. J. M. Holleman reads the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Our leading periodical is the Biblical Recorder. Its cost to each subscriber is 
only $2.00 per year ; its value has never been told. Every Baptist family 
ought to read it — too few in our Association take the paper. Let us work to 
increase its circulation among our members. W T e also recommend the Foreign 
Mission Journal and Kind Words as worthy of our liberal patronage. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. Holleman, 
A. V. Matthews, 
H. Y. Smith, 

Committee. 

A motion being made to adopt, speeches were made by Elders J. M. Holle- 
man, J.N. Boothe and Allen Betts, urging the people to subscribe for the 
Recorder, and the report was adopted. Bro. Holleman represented the Recorder 
and secured several subscribers. 

Committee on Church Letters again reported, and, on motion, the report 
is adopted, as follows : 

Our Heavenly Father has removed from our number since last Association 
16 ; baptized, 224 ; received by letter, 84 ; restored, 34 ; excluded, 33 ; dismissed 
by letter, 58 ; number of Bible schools reported, 12 ; prayer meetings, 15. We 
again insist upon the churches giving more care to their Sunday schools and 
prayer meetings and reporting their statistics more fully, 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. Johnson, 
Charles Rich, 

Committee. 

Committee on Finance reported, and, on motion, the report was adopted* 
(See Appendix.) A collection of $2.95 was taken up to raise the Clerk's fee to 
$10.00. 



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Minutes of the 



On motion of Rev. Allen Betts, the motion whereby the petition of Canon 
Grove Church was tabled till next Association is reconsidered. After remarks 
by brethren Allen Betts, L. W. Byrd and J. L. Ennis, on motion the church is 
received, and Bro. J. L. Ennis, as representative of that church is welcomed 
to a scat. 

On motion, the Clerk is instructed to pay out the funds on hand as directed 
in the letters, and have as many minutes printed as the funds will allow. 

On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 



Moderator in the chair. On motion, leave of absence is granted W. H„ 
Doane, J. C. Medlin, S. G. Tutor, B. W. Baker and James Johnson. 
Dr. G. W. Manly read the following 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The importance of education cannot be too much emphasized. It is important 
for every class and avocation, rich and poor, pulpit and pew. Education accom- 
panies Christianity in its progress, Christianity cannot do without education, 
and our Association, consisting of churches of Christ, cannot do without it. It 
prepares our ministers to understand and explain the Word of God, and helps 
to build up our members in true Christianity and piety. We have in our midst 
valuable institutions of learning, which belong to and do the work for the Bap- 
tists of the State. At Wake Forest College there are now a larger number of 
students than ever before. Thirty-one beneficiaries are there preparing to 
preach the gospel in the bounds of our State. These brethren are supported 
by the Baptists of North Carolina. But the funds received are not sufficient. 
Fifteen others wishing to prepare to preach had to be turned off because of the 
lack of means. While the laborers are so few and the harvest so plenteous, we 
ought to encourage and help all who wish to preach Christ. Our female insti- 
tutions are also in a flourishing condition, having opened with a full atten- 
dance. Let us all encourage in every way we can this great and important work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Campbell, 
W, J. Salmon, 
J. A. Baughcom, 

Committee. 

On motion, the rule limiting the speakers to ten minutes is waived for Dr. 
Manly 's benefit. Bro. Manly then gave us a fine address on education, showing 
that education was a necessity and that it made no man any worse. The con- 
gregation showed by their marked attention that they appreciated his address, 
which was about an hour long, full of wit and sound sense. 

The churches promised to try to raise the following pledges and all the other 
churches promised to do what they could : 

FOR MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 



Piny Grove $5 00 

New Life 2 00 

Pine Forest 1 00 

County Line 1 00 

Second Church, Apex 1 00 



Hector's Creek $10 00 

Friendship 10 00 

Neill's Creek 1000 

Allen Betts 1000 

Juniper Springs 10 00 

Buie's Creek 5 00 

On motion of Rev. J. M. Holleman. this Association endorse the school at 
Buie's Creek, under the management of Bro. J. A. Campbell, and allow him 
the privilege of advertising his school on the fly-leaf of our minutes. 

On motion, the report on Education is adopted. 



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Treasurer of Executive Board reported, and on motion, the report is adopted. 
(See Appendix.) Remarks were made by Elder A. N. Campbell. 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be devoted to Associational Missions. 

On motion of Rev. J. M. Holleman, the usual vote of thanks is tendered this 
church and community for their bounteous reception given this body. 

On motion, all unfinished business is left with Moderator and Clerk. 

On motion, the next Union meeting is to be held at Friendship on Friday 
before the fifth Sunday in January, 1887. 

By request of Moderator, Rev. A. N. Campbell conducted the closing^ exer- 
cises in a few parting words and singing, "Blest be the tie that binds," &c, 
while the brethren took the parting hand. Prayer by Dr. Manly. 

SABBATH. 

An immense crowd of people assemble at the church at an early hour, and 
are highly entertained by the beautiful singing and interesting speeches of the 
brethren. Brethren J. N. Boothe, I. T. Newton, Elbridge Johnson, W. G. 
King, H. Y. Smith and A. L. Betts made short and pointed addresses urging 
the importance and benefit of Sunday School work. After which Dr. G. W. 
Manly, of Wake Forest College, by request of Rev. J. M. Holleman, the ap- 
pointee, preached the Missionary Sermon from Psalm 46 : 1 and 2 : " God is 
our- refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble," &c. 

The house was crowded, the aisles nearly filled with chairs to accommodate 
the people, and all listened with prof Dund attention to the comforting words as 
he spoke of the security of the Christian. Dr. Manly will always be gladly wel- 
comed to our Association. After sermon a collection, amounting to $11. 02, is 
taken for Associational missions. 

AFTERNOON. 

After an intermission of 45 minutes for dinner, the congregation re-assembled 
in the house to witness the ordination of brethren J. L. Ennis and J. A. Camp- 
bell, Bro. Ennis having been examined at our last Union Meeting and Bro. 
Campbell at this session of the Association. The following ministers constituted 
the Presbytery: Elders J. N. Boothe, W. G. King, G. W. Manly and I. T. 
Newton, and all the ordained ministers of this Association present at this session. 

Elder I. T. Newton offered the ordination prayer; address of welcome deliv- 
ered by Elder W. G. King; Bible presented by Elder Allen Betts; charge deliv- 
ered by Elder J. M. Holleman. Prayer by J. A. Campbell. Benediction by 
J. L. Ennis. 

This done, the congregation dispersed, ending one of the most pleasant and 
certainly the most profitable sessions of our body. Let us all work to come with 
greater results next year. Is it not my duty ? 

David S. Williams, Moderator. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 



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APPENDICES. 



APPENDIX A. 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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Hector's Creek 

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$ 2 50 

1 75 

2 00 
2 25 

1 50 

2 00 

1 00 

2 00 
1 15 
1 50 
1 20 

50 
1 60 
1 00 

40 

75 
So 

85 


$ I OO 
50 
50 
80 
50 
1 00 
50 
50 

50 
50 

25 
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$ 2 OO 

2 50 

75 

65 

1 00 

1 45 

I OO 

1 55 

3 32 

1 16 

2 00 

1 25 

I OO 

50 
40 
25 


$ I IO 

3 55 
3 36 
6 00 
1 00 
6 00 


$..... 


$ 60 

1 00 

2 25 
2 25 
1 00 
1 20 
1 00 


$ 


$ 7 20 
9 30 
8 86 

11 95 
5 00 

11 65 
3 5° 


Baptist Grove 

Antioch 


2 15 

1 70 

2 91 

1 25 

2 00 
2 05 
1 25 




4 6=; 




1 00 

2 10 




5 40 


Holly Springs 

New Life 


10 33 
4 11 


Bethel 





50 




5 00 
4 9° 
4 00 
90 
2 65 


Juniper Springs.. 

Pine Forest ... 

Little River 




50 




Macedonia 


1 00 








Countv Line . 








1 05 


Canon Grove. 










85 


Col. at Association 

Ladies' Miss. Soc, 

luniper Springs. 


2 95 


II 02 


4 68! 4 60 

1 

40 


4 35 

5 So 


12 12 


39 72 
6 20 












Total 


$24 75 


$10 00 


$31 80 


$40 40 $4 60 


$23 55 


$12 12 


$147 22 



Respectfully submitted, 



William Pearson, 
J. B. Churchill, 

Committee. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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APPENDIX B. 

report of treasurer for 1 885. 

Dr. 

To cash received for printing minutes $24 95 

" Clerk's fees 860 

" Foreign Missions 14 10 

" Associational Missions 38 19 

" State Missions 45 14 

" delegates to Convention 4 05 



Total amount in Treasury 



$13 5 03 



Cr. 



By cash paid for printing minutes $24 95 

" " " " Clerk of Association 860 

" " " " F. H. Briggs, Foreign Missions 14 10 

" '• " " F. H. Briggs, State Missions 45 14 

" Treasurer Executive Board 38 19 



Total amount paid out $13098 

Balance on hand $4 05 

Respectfully submitted 

J. A. Campbell, Treasurer. 



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Minutes of the 



appendix c. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
DR. 



CHURCHES. 



Piny Grove 

Buie's Creek .... 

Friendship 

Neill's Creek _. 

Apex, 2nd Church... 

Hector's Creek 

Cameron's Grove 

Baptist Grove 

Antioch 

Holly Springs 

New Life 

Bethel : 

Juniper Springs 

Pine Forest 

Little River... 

Macedonia .. 

County Line 

Collection on Sunday. 



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$ 2 78j$ I 20 

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3 52 3 oo 



40 



50 
516 



4 04 
1 00 

80 



I 20 

1 38 



75 



3 17 



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$ 4 
2 



Total each meeting $16 63 $17 54^13 24^34 65 

To balance on hand from last report 

To amount received from Treasurer of Association for 1885 

Total amount in Treasury " 



*I43 77 



Cr. 



January. Paid H. W. Graham, for services $ 5 00 

May. " H. W. Graham, for services 5 00 

T. J. Hunt, for services 5 00 

J. L. Ennis, for services 16 00 

A. N. Campbell, for services 24 00 

for repair of Rial's store house for worship 2 50 

A. N. Campbell, for services 15 00 

J. L. Ennis, for services 10 00 

Joseph Salmon, for services 5 00 

A.N.Campbell, for services 15 00 

J. L. Ennis, for services .. . 600 



August. 



Nov. 



Total amount paid out . . _ 

Balance on hand 

Respectfully submitted, 



$108 50 



- $35 27 

R. H. Smith, Treasurer. 



N. b. — This balance on hand includes what was in the hands of the Treas- 
urer of Association for 1886, all of which has been turned over to Treasurer of 
Executive Board. This arrangement was made so as to show just what each 
church sent up during the entire year. Clerk. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



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Hector's Creek .. 
Neill's Creek 


G. W. Jones 


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65 


50 


9 


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100 00 

71 65 


Bute's Creek 

New Life _. 


Wm. Pearson 

B. E. Barber 


2 


66 
40 


42 


35 
20 


4 






8 
1 
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Bethel 




5 

12 


20 

87 
55 


25 

99 


15 
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Little River 


H. B. Page 

M. M. Black 




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Juniper Springs. . 


















"Holly Springs 

Pine Forest 


W. D. Patterson. 


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54 


64 


35 


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C. H. Wilson 














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* Cameron's Grove has a branch school, f Three times a week. \ Twice a 
week. 

This list is far from being correct, as the clerks of churches did not report 
the information wanted. Be sure to report something for each item next year. 
Use blanks prepared by Edwards, Broaghton & Co., so that we may know 
what we are doing. — Clerk. 



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MINUTES 



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TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH 



Piny Grove Cniirch, Wake Co., EL C, 

November 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th, 1887. 



JOHN C. BALLENTINE, Moderator Ballentine's Mill,*N. C. 

Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk... Winslow, N. C. 

J. M. BYRD? HILL ' !■ Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH: 
Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders. 

1887. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD WITH 

Piny G-roYe Clrurcn, Wate Co., H. 0., 

November 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th ? 1887. 



JOHN C. BALLENTINE, Moderator Ballentine's Mill,*N. C. 

Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Winslow, N. C. 

J M BYRD° HILL ' ^ Reading Clerks. 



RALEIGH: 
Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders. 

1887. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Allen Betts Winslow, Harnett County, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell Winslow, Harnett County, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell Winslow, Harnett County, N. C. 

J. W. Collins Chalk Level, Harnett County, N. C. 

J. L. Ennis .Turlington, Harnett County, N. C. 

H. W. Graham . Swann's Station, Moore County, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman Apex, Wake County, N. C. 

Joseph Salmon _ .Buie's Creek, Harnett County, N. C. 

LICENTIATES. 

A. L. Betts Wake Forest College, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis . Ballentine's Mill, N. C. 

L. B. Hunt... . .Broadway, Moore Co., N. C. 

J. R. Spence Bradley's Store, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Baptist Grove— B. C. Campbell. 
Hector's Creek— R. H. Smith. 
Friendship— D. L. Williams. 
Bethel— Alexander West. 
Holly Springs— W. D. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill. 
Buie's Creek— B. F. Hamilton. 
Little River— M. J. McLean. 
Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 
Benson— N. H. Gibbs. 



Macedonia— W. H. Strickland. 
Antioch— J. K. Haigwood. 
Bethlehem— Mark Wade. 
Neill's Creek— D. W. Matthews. 
New Life— W. F. Hockaday. 
Second Ch., Apex — W. H. Doane. 
Piny Grove— A. D. Jones. 
County Line— D. L. Ennis. 
Cameron's Grove— W. D. Graham. 
Canon Grove— N. M. Blalock. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Piny Grove Church, Wake County, N. C, 
Thursday, November 3d, 1887. 

The Little River Association met in its twelfth annual session with 
the above-mentioned church, November 3d, 1887. The Introductory 
Sermon was preached by Rev. Joseph Salmon, from Ezekiel, 10 : 10. 
Prayer by Rev. A. N. Campbell. 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes, the Association met for 
business. 

Bro. D. W. Williams, the former Moderator, being absent, on motion, 
Rev. J. M. Holleman was called to the chair pro tern. , who reads part 
of the third chapter of Coloss. Prayer by Rev. I. T. Newton. 

Brethren J. B. Churchill and J. M. Byrd were appointed Reading 
Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled: 

Baptist Grove — B. C. Campbell, J. W. Blanchard and B. Dean. 

Macedonia — James Johnson and B. W. Baker,' 

Second Church, Apex — Wm. Johnson, J. C. Medlin, W. H. Doane, Si'., 
and W. H. Doane, Jr. 

Piny Grove — D. G. Weaver, J. P. Bridges, R. R. Sexton, J. C. Ballen- 
tine and J. D. Dennis. 

Hector's Creek — H. Y. Smith, James A. Senter, R. E. Smith, R. H. 
Carter and R. H. Smith. 

NeilVs Creek — Thomas Matthews, Green Stephens and W. F. Stuart. 

Buie's Creek — B. F. Hamilton, W. F. Ennis, J. M. Byrd and J. A. 
Turlington. 

Pine Forest — E. B. Johnson, B. F. McLeod, J. H. Kennedy and J. W. 
McLeod. 

County Line — Enoch Bryant. 

Holly Springs — J. B. Churchill. 

Friendship — D. S. Williams, A. L. Byrd and H. S. Byrd. 

Neiv Life — Alexander Hockaday, J. C. Upchurch. 

Juniper Springs — H. T. Thomas and S. F. Thomas. 

Antioch — L. B. Hunt. 

Canon Grove — N. M. Blalock. 

Little Rivei — Not represented. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Bethel — Not represented. 

Bethlehem — Not represented. 

Benson — Represented by letter. 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. A. 
^Campbell, J. W. Collins, J. L. Ennis, J. M. Holleman, Joseph Salmon. 

Licentiates — A. L. Betts, J. D. Dennis and L. B. Hunt. 

On motion, proceeded to the election of officers. Bro. J. C. Ballen- 
tine is elected Moderator, and J. A. Campbell re-elected Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Petitionary letters are called for, and the newly organized church at 
Benson — one of our mission stations — offered a petition. 

Upon statements made by brethren J. M. Holleman, Allen Betts and 
A. N. Campbell, the presbytery organizing the church, on motion, the 
church was received, and Bro. J. L. Ennis, as representative of the 
church, was extended the right hand of fellowship. 

Corresponding and visiting brethren invited to seats. Bro. J. H. 



4 Minutes of the 

Mills, representing the Baptist Orphanage, from the Liberty Associa- 
tion ; Bro. W. H. Pace, President State Mission Board, from the Cen- 
tral ; Eider C. T. Bailey, representing the Biblical Recorder, from the 
Raleigh, and Elder I. T. Newton, from the South River, accepted the 
invitation, and were welcomed to seats. 

On motion of J. A. Campbell, Church Letters be stricken from our 
list of subjects for discussion and reports, and Home Missions and Bap- 
tist Orphanage be added. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church be a Committee on 
Religions Exercises. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

On Finance — J. B. Churchill and R. H. Smith. 
State 3Iissions — W. H. Pace, Thomas Matthews and Allen Betts. 
Foreign Missions — I. T. Newton, D. H. Senter and J. D. Dennis. 
Periodicals— G. T. Bailey, J. M. Holleman and H. Y. Smith. 
Education — J. D. Campbell, James A. Senter and E. B. Johnson. 
Baptist Orphanage — J. H. Mills, Joseph Salmon and J. P. Bridges. 
Home Missions — J. H. Couch. Thomas Matthews and "Win. Johnson. 
Assoeiational Missions — W. M. Page, B. F. Hamilton and J. C. Medlin. 
Temperance — E. B. Johnson, Allen Betts and J. M. Byrd. 
Prayer Meetings — A. N. Campbell, R. E. Smith and J. B. Churchill. 
Obituaries— J . W. Collins, H. Y. Smith and H. T. Thomas. 
Bible Schools — J. L. Ennis, R. H. Smith and E. Bryant. 

On motion, adjourned till 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. Prayer by 
Dr. C. T. Bailey. Benediction by A. N. Campbell. 
Rev. J. L. Ennis preached at the church at night. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, November 4th, 1887. 

Religious exercises were conducted by Bro. J. L. Ennis. 
Roll is called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
Rev. W. M. Page is welcomed as visitor from the South River Asso- 
ciation. 
Rev. C. T. Bailey reads the Report on Periodicals. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The followers of the Lord should carefully study the Scriptures, and 
seek all the aid possible, and follow the instructions of the Master. The 
Bible should be first in our homes and hearts. Then, in order for the 
disciples of Christ, in this day, to be able to discharge their full duty, 
and reach their full stature as laborers for Christ, they should read the 
tidings from the fields, and learn what God is doing for His people, and 
the opportunities He offers to do good. This can be done only by read- 
ing the Biblical Recorder, which lays before the churches every week 
the tidings from the laborers in every part of the Master's vineyard, and 
contains articles of instruction and encouragement to all workers. The 
paper is published for the Baptists of North Carolina, and is true to our 
principles, and ever ready to defend them. No Baptist family in the 
State can do without the paper without great loss to them and their 
church. Respectfully, 

C. T. Bailey, 
J. M. Holleman, 
H. Y. Smith, 

Committee. 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

On motion to adopt, speeches were made by brethren Bailey, Pace, 
Holleman, Allen Betts and A. N. Campbell, and the report was adopted. 

Bro. Bailey secured several subscribers, but not half enough. 

Rev. J. H. Couch reported as visitor from Mt. Zion Association, and 
was welcomed to a seat. 

Bro. W. H. Pace reads the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The Baptist State Convention at Wilmington instructed the State 
Board of Missions to appropriate ten thousand dollars during this year 
for State Mission work. In pursuance of this, the Board employed 
eighty-one missionaries, who supply preaching for more than one hun- 
dred destitute fields. There are many inviting fields appealing for help, 
which the Board has been unable to supply. There is now due the mis- 
sionaries employed by this Board a large amount, and the question arises 
as to whether this Association has done its duty in contributing to its 
support. We believe it to be the duty of all to give to this object, and 
to do what we can to prevent the Board being crippled in its usefulness 
by a debt. Brethren, let us by our contributions show that the Little 
River Association is in sympathy with this work. 

W. H. Pace, 
Allen Betts, 
Thos. Matthews, 
Committee. 

After speeches by brethren Mills, Pace and J. A. Campbell, a collec- 
tion for State Missions was taken, amounting to $21.29, and the report 
was adopted. 

On motion, the Association give place for Rev. I. T. Newton to preach 
immediately after recess. 

On motion, adjourned 45 minutes for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

After a warm sermon from Bro. Newton, the body resumed business. 
Bro. Newton read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Our Lord commands us to #' go into all the world and preach the gos- 
pel to every creature." During the last eighteen centuries each suc- 
ceeding generation of our Lord's Church has borne some part in carry- 
ing forward this glorious work. In view of the fact that the foreign 
fields are opening more fully than ever for the light of the gospel, and 
that more men are being qualified for this work, it becomes our duty in 
the present generation to increase our efforts and our contributions to' 
carry the glad news of salvation to the perishing heathen. 

I. T. Newton, 
J. D. Dennis, 
D. H. Senter, 

Committee. 

After speeches by Elders Newton and Allen Betts, on motion, the re- 
port was adopted. 
Treasurer of Association reported. (See Appendix.) 
Rev. J. H. Couch read the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Into this fair land of ours a tide of immigration is constantly pour- 
ing. These people represent many nations, and coming, as they do, 



6 Minutes of the 

from heathen countries, represent many idolatrous religions. They are 
very much devoted to their gods; and, unless they can be brought to be- 
lieve in our Saviour, they will eventually corrupt our nation, and im- 
pede the progress of our Lord's kingdom among men. While this is an 
important consideration, it is by no means the most important. They 
have souls which are precious in God's sight, and He calls upon us to tell 
them of His great love. This Home Mission Board is the only organi- 
zation which has in hand the giving of the gospel to the Indian nations, 
and through it we are doing a work for which they will rise up in eter- 
nity to bless us. J. H. Couch, 

Wm. Johnson, 
Thos. Matthews, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches were made by brethren Couch, Holle- 
man. Betts. Mills and J. A. Campbell, and the report was adopted. 
Collection for Home Missions, $8.06. 

On motion, aid was asked from the Home Mission Board. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow at 9 o'clock a. m. Benediction 
by Elder A. N. Campbell. 

Bro. Mills conducted services at the church at night. 



THIRD DAY. 

Saturday Morning, November 5th, 1887. 

Elder Allen Betts conducted the religious exercises. 

Roll is called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Bro. Joseph Salmon reads the 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 
Charity is greater than faith and hope. Love rests on faith and hope, 
and charity is love put in practice. During the last few years the Bap- 
tists of North Carolina have been trying to illustrate christian charity 
by taking care of the needy orphans of their dead brethren and sisters. 
The Orphanage at Thomas ville is caring for seventy-six orphans, and 
others are asking admission. These are dependent on the voluntary 
contributions of the people. Many churches and individuals are regu- 
lar and liberal in their contributions. Others have not opened their 
eyes to the value of the work. We suggest to all such to study the 
apostle James' definition of pure religion, which is to " visit the father- 
less and widows in their afflictions, and to keep himself unspotted from 
the world." Joseph Salmon, 

J. H. Mills, 
J. P. Bridges, 

Committee. 

After a few remarks by Elder J. M. Holleman, and an interesting 
speech from Bro. Mills, on motion, the report was adopted. 
A collection amounting to $33.75 was made to the Orphanage. 
The following resolution was passed later in the session : 

Resolved, That we recommend that each church in our bounds do ap- 
point one of its most active members to solicit contributions, either in 
money or kind, from their respective churches and neighborhoods, and 
report the same at the Union meeting at Buie's Creek, at which time 
definite arrangements will be made for transportation to the Orphanage. 

The Clerk would add that Bro. Mills does not need quilts. Send any- 
thing else. 



Little River Baptist Association. 7 

The Report on Temperance was read by Bro. E. B. Johnson. 
REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is the opposite of intemperance, and nothing short of 
total abstinence is safe. The Bible says : " No drunkard shall enter the 
kingdom of heaven," and who that drinks is not a drunkard ? It is the 
duty of every christian, sect and creed, to try by his example, prayers 
and" his ballot, to banish intemperance from the land. " Abstain from 
all appearance of evil." E. B. Johnson, 

* Allen Betts, 
J. M. Byrd, 

Committee. 

After short, pointed speeches by brethren Johnson, Betts, J. M. Byrd, 
Hunt, Couch and Newton, on motion, the report was adopted. 
On motion, adjourned for dinner 45 minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Bro. Churchill read the Report on Finance, and after raising $4.00 on 
Clerk's fee, on motion, the report was adopted. 

Rev. J. "W. Collins reads the Report on Obituaries, and, after some re- 
marks paying a just tribute of respect to Bro. J. A. Baughcom, on mo- 
tion, the report is adopted. • 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Since our last Association death has removed eleven from our num- 
ber, among whom was our dear Bro. Baughcom, who served as chair- 
man of our Executive Board for many years, and did great good for the 
Master. We extend to the bereaved family our sympathies. Le*t us all 
be ready, if this should be our last year, to follow them in a happy 
death. J. W. Collins, 

H. T. Thomas, 
H. Y. Smith, 

Committee-. 

Elder A. N. Campbell read the Report on Prayer Meetings. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Prayer is commended all through the Bible. Meeting together is also 
insisted upon. Yet how few of our churches report this part of their 
work ! Your committee would recommend that there be a committee 
appointed to supervise the work of prayer meetings, and see that every 
church has a prayer meeting, in order to get the members of our 
churches into active christian work, and make a report of their work 
next year. A. N. Campbell, 

R. H. Smith, 
J. B. Churchill, 
Committee. 

After remarks by A. N. Campbell, A. L. Betts, and others, the report 
was so amended that the pastors of the churches in this Association 
constitute this special committee, and the report was adopted. 

On motion of Rev. J. M. Holleman, the condition of our houses of 
worship be inserted in the minutes. (See Appendix.) 

On motion, the Association meet next year with the church at Friend- 
ship, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November. 

On motion, Rev. A. L. Betts preach the Introductory Sermon, and 
Rev. J. M. Holleman the Missionary Sermon. 



8 Minutes of the 

The following resolution passed : 

Resolved, That this Association empower the Union meeting to ap- 
point a member of the Executive Board to fill a vacancy caused by the 
death of a member. 

J. A. Campbell reads the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

To obtain an education requires time, money and labor. God has 
called many young men to preach the gospel, who have not the means 
to obtain that education necessary to be of the greatest use to God and 
the church. It is the sense of tliis body that it is the duty of all our 
chu relies and individuals to give some •part of what God has given 
them to aid these young men to prepare themselves to preaeh the gospel 
in our own country, and in foreign lands. We note with puculiar 
pride the increased interest in religious education within the bounds of 
our own Association. Several academies and high schools have sprung up 
in our bounds within the last two or three years, and are now in suc- 
cessful operation — some of them an honor to our State. Let us stand 
by these institutions, both with our means and our prayers. 

J. A. Campbell, 
Jas. A. Senter, 
E. B. Johnson, 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, Couch, 
A. L. Betts, and others, on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, the usual vote of thanks is tendered this church and com- 
munity for their generous hospitality in entertaining this body. 

On motion, Bible Schools is deferred till to-morrow. 

The Report on Association^,] Missions is read, and after remarks by 
brethren A. N. Campbell and Allen Betts, on motion, further discussion 
is postponed till to-morrow morning. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

I 

'• The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.'* The 
only remedy for sin is the gospel, and, while this Association has been 
doiiig a great work in cultivating its field of labor, there is still greater 
room for work to be done. How shall they call on Him in whom they 
have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they 
have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how 
shall they preach except they be sent? 

Respectfully, W. M. Page, 

B. F. Hamilton, 
J. C. Medlin, 

Committee. 

Treasurer of Executive Board reported, and. on motion, the report 
was adopted. (See report.) 

On motion, J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman and J. C. Ballentine are 
appointed a committee to petition the State Mission Board for help dur- 
ing next year. 

On motion, any brother of this Association attending any sister Asso- 
ciation is requested to act as correspondent. 

Brethren J. A. Campbell, E. B. Johnson, J. A. Betts and H. Y. Smith 
reported as having attended the State Convention at Wilmington last 
year. 

On motion, J. M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell, J. C. Ballentine, Allen 
Betts, D. H. Senter, R. H. Carter, A. L. Betts, A. N. Campbell and J. 



Little River Baptist Association. 9 

L. Ennis are appointed delegates to the Convention to be held at Dur- 
ham this year. 

New Executive Board appointed. (See Appendix.) 

On motion, the next session be held with Buie's Creek Church, Friday 
before the fifth Sunday in January. 

On motion, Rev. J. W. Collins preach the Introductory Sermon, and 
Rev. Allen Betts the Missionary Sermon. 

The following resolution passed : 

Resolved, That each church be requested to send their member of the 
Executive Board as one of their delegates to the Association. 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be equally divided between As- 
sociational, State and Foreign Missions. 

On motion, all unfinished business is left with Moderator and Clerk. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow at 9 o'clock a. m. Prayer by 
Bro. A. L. Betts. Benediction by J. A. Campbell. 



SABBATH. 

The following is the 

REPORT OX BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

The work of Bible Schools is very important, for it is an efficient way 
of preaching the gospel and training the minds of the young brethren 
who are to fill our places in the churches and the ministry. Likewise 
our statesmen need Biblical training, which will greatly aid us in hav- 
ing righteous laws, so that much lasting good may be done for our Re- 
deemer, and the minds of our hearers be prepared for the preaching of 
the gospel. We urge upon the fathers especially to take then children 
to the Bible School, and there give them the training that is necessary 
to make them useful in this world and prepare their souls for heaven. 

J. L. Enhis, 
R. H. Smith, 
E. Bryant, 

Committee. 

After short, pointed addresses by brethren J. H. Couch, I. T. Newton, 
C. W. Carter and A. L. Betts, on motion, the report was adopted 

There was excellent singing by the class, led by Bro. A. L. Baughcom. 

Elder A. N. Campbell then makes a report of the work being done by 
our missionaries, and speaks of the destitution. 

Inasmuch as the Board is paying the missionaries so little for the work 
they are doing, on a suggestion of Bro. J. M. Holleman, a collection is 
taken up to supplement their salary, in addition to what the Board had 
already paid them. Collection amounts to §13.04. 

The house not being sufficient to accommodate the large audience 
which had assembled, the benches from the church were taken out to 
the stand prepared for preaching during the session of the Association, 
where Rev. J. A. Campbell preached the Missionary Sermon to a large 
and appreciative audience, from Nehemiah 4:19 : " The work is great 
and large." 

After which, a collection for missions is taken, amounting to £40.60. 
Prayer by Rev. J. M. Holleman. Benediction by Elder Allen Betts. 

Thus ended another pleasant session of this body. 

Contributions to all objects have been increased, some doubled, and 
some tripled. Let us strive to do better next vear. brethren. 

J. C. BALLENTINE,. Moderator. 

J. A. Campbell. Clerk. 



10 



Minutes of the 



APPENDICES. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1886. 

Dr. 

To cash received for printing minutes . 

Clerk's fee 



Associational Missions 

State Missions 

Home Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Baptist Orphanage 

Bal. on hand for delegates to Convention 

Total in treasury ^.. 



$ 24 75 


10 00 


31 80 


40 40 


4 60 


23 55 


12 12 


4 05 



$ 151 27 



Cr. 



By cash paid for printing minutes $ 24 75 

Clerk of Association 10 00 

Treasurer Executive Board 31 80 

F. H. Briggs. State Missions 40 40 

F. H. Briggs, Home Missions 4 60 

F. H. Briggs. Foreign Missions 23 55 

J. H. Mills, Orphanage 12 12 

Delegates to Convention 4 05 



Total amount paid out 

Respectfully, 



$ 151 27 

J. A. Campbell, Treasurer* 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
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CHURCHES. 



Balance on hand from 1886. 

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Buie's Creek 

Friendship 

Neill's Creek _ ■_ 

Second Church, Apex . . 

Hector's Creek 

Cameron's Grove 

Baptist Grove 

Antioch . . 

Holly Springs . 

New Life 

Bethel 



Juniper Springs 

Pine Forest 

Little River _ 

Canon Grove 

Macedonia 

County Line 

Benson 

Bethlehem 

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NOTES FROM OUR MISSION STATIONS. 

Rayner's School-house, Johnston County — Bro. Salmon has been go- 
ing there monthly since January. He is encouraged at the prospects. 
The Board has continued him there. Baptized one. No church organ- 
ized yet. 

County Line — Elder A. N. Campbell has been preaching there during 
the year. Baptized four. Prospects favorable. This station continued. 

Pine Forest — Elder A. N. Campbell has preached here during the 
year. Baptized nine. The cause is prospering, and the Board still ex- 
tends help. 

Benson — Elder J. L. Ennis has been preaching there the past year. A 
church has been organized, and efforts are being made to build a house. 
A very important point on the railroad. Elder Allen Betts has been sent 
by the Board to this point. 

Little River — The Board has promised to aid Little River for next 
year. 



14 Minutes of the 

CONDITION OF OUR CHURCH HOUSES. 

Piny Grove — Good house, ceiled and plastered. 

2d Church, Apex — Good house, ceiled, plastered and painted. 

Macedonia— Ordinary house, not ceiled. 

Baptist Grove — Good house, not ceiled. 

Hector's Creek — Good house, ceiled. 

NeiU's Creek—Good house, ceiled and plastered. 

Bute's Creek — Good house, ceiled and inside painted. 

New Life — Good house, not ceiled. 

Pine Forest — Good house, not completed. 

Canon Grove — Good house, not ceiled. 

County Line — No house; plank shelter. 

Benson — No house; contract let out; need help at once. 

Juniper Springs— Good house, plastered and painted. 

Cameron's Grove — Ordinary house, not ceiled. 

Bethlehem — No house. 

Little River — No house: plank shelter. 

Bethel — Good house, plastered and painted. 

Holly (Springs— Good house, ceiled. 

Antioch — Good house, ceiled and painted. 

Friendship — Good house, ceiled and plastered. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OP THE 



Little River Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



FRIENDSHIP CHURCH, HARNETT CO, N. C, 

November 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th, 1888. 



DAVID S. WILLIAMS, Moderator, Bunns Level, N. C. 

Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, .Poe's, N. C. 

H. Y. SMITH, j> Reading Clerks 
E. B. JOHNSON, \ KEAD ™ G Clerks. 



The next meeting|will be held with Baptist Grove Church, Harnett 
County, beginning Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1889. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 
Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders. 

1888. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



ALLEN BETTS ..Winslow, N. C. 

A. N. CAMPBELL Winslow, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. COLLINS ..Chalk Level, N. a 

J. L. ENNIS... .,_. Poe's, N. C. 

H. W. GRAHAM Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN.. ..Apex, N. C. 

JOSEPH SALMON Fayetteville, N. C. 

LICENTIATES. 

A. L. BETTS .Wake Forest, N. C. 

R. J. BENNETT ..New Hill, N. C. 

J. D. DENNIS ...Ballentine'sMill, N. C. 

L. B. HUNT. Broadway, N. C. 

J. R. SPENCE Bradley's Store, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Baptist Grove— B. C. Campbell. 
Hector's Creek — R. H. Smith. 
Friendship — D. S. Williams. 
Bethel— Alex. West. 
Holly Springs — J. B. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 
Buie's Creek — J. M. Byrd. 
Little River— M.. M. Black. 
Pine Forest — B. F. McLeod. 
Benson — N. H. Gibbs. 
New Hill— J. J. Welsh. 



Macedonia — J. A. Melvin. 
Antioch—J. K. Haigwood. 
NeilVs Creek— J). W. Matthews. 
New Life—W. F. Hockaday. 
Apex 2d Church — J. H. Mitchell. 
Piny Grove — A. D. Jones. 
County Line—D. L. Ennis. 
Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham. 
Canon Grove — J. R. Stevens. 
Mt. Tabor — Jacob Reardon. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



Geo. Ed. Byrd, Bunn's Level. H. Y. Smith, Bradley's Store. 

J. A. Campbell, Poe's. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Friendship Church, Harnett County, N. C, 
Thursday, November 1st, 1888. 

The Little River Association met in its thirteenth annual session with 
the above mentioned church, November 1st, 1888. 

In the absence of Rev. A. L. Betts, the appointee, the Introductory- 
Sermon was preached by Rev. Allen Betts, from I Cor. 3 : 11 — 13. After 
preaching, prayer by Rev. J. M. Holleman, 

Intermission of forty -five minutes for dinner. After which the Asso- 
ciation met for business. 

Bro. J. C. Ballentine, the former Moderator, being absent, on motion, 
Bro. David S. Williams is called to the chair pro tern. Prayer by Rev. 
A. N. Campbell. 

Brethren E. B. Johnson and H. Y. Smith are appointed Reading 
Clerks. 

Churches called and delegates enrolled : 

Baptist Grove — B. C. Campbell, J. W. Blanchard, A. L. Baughcom 
and Green Sexton. 

Hector's Creek— R. H. Smith, Jas. A. Senter, H. Y. Smith, G. W. 
Brown and T. H. Smith. 

Friendship — D. S. Williams, W. H. Allen, J. H. Atkinson, D. J. 
Parker and Geo. Ed. Byrd. 

Bethel — Alex. West and G. L. Ingram.* 
■ Bute s Creek— Red din Byrd, W. F. Ennis* and J. M. Byrd.* 

Holly Springs — Not represented by letter. J. B. Patterson was present. 

Juniper Springs — J. M. B. Thomas* and C. B. McNeill.* 

Little River — Not represented. 

Pine Forest— E. B. Johnson and B. F. McLeod.* 

Macedonia — J. D. Thomas* and J. H. Weathers.* 

Benson— S. H. O'Neal, N. H. Gibbs and E. Bryant. 

Antioch—J, K. Haigwood, R. J. Patterson, D. W. Salmon* and J. R. 
Brown.* 

Bethlehem — Not represented. 

NeilVs Creek — No letter. W. R. Johnson* and Green Stevens* were 
present. 

New Life — J. L. Johnson*. 

Second Ch., Apex — H. M. Holleman. 

Piny Grove, — J. P. Bridges, J. D. Dennis and D. G. Weaver. 

County Line — W. W. Wheeler. 

Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham, C. H. Graham and R. W. Byrd. 

Canon Grove— J. R. Stevens, W. B. Guy and E. F. McNeill.* 

New Hill—R. J. Bennett and W. R. Bennett. 

ML Tabor— C. D. Nixon, R. B. Collier* and Wm. Hatcher.* 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. A. Camp- 
bell, J. W. Collins, J. L.|Ennis, H. W. Graham,* J. M. Holleman and 
Joseph Salmon. 

Licentiates — R. J. Bennett and J. D. Dennis. 



*Not present the first day. 



4 Minutes of the 

Petitionary letters are called for, and the newly constituted church at 
New H ill offers a petition, asking admission into our body. After state- 
ments'made by Elders J. M. Holleman, A. N. Campbell and J. W. Col- 
lins, who, with Rev. Dr. C. T. Bailey, organized the church, on motion, 
the church was received, and the Moderator extended the right hand of 
fellowship to the delegates. 

On motion, the Pastor and Deacons of this church are appointed a 
committee on religious exercises. 

On motion, proceeded to the election of officers. Result : David S, 
Williams Moderator, and J. A. Campbell Clerk and Treasurer. 

On motion, the usual committees are appointed. 

Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell, J. K. Haigwood and J. W. 
Cannady. 
Education — J. A. Campbell and W. R. Bennett. 
Temperance— H. Y. Smith, B. C. Campbell and W. H. Allen. 
Obituaries — Joseph Salmon, C. D. Nixon and Jas. A. Senter. 
Bible Schools — Allen Betts, Green Sexton and R. J. Patterson. 
Prayer Meetings — E. B. Johnson, R. Byrd and J. P. Bridges. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow morning 9:30. Prayer by Bro. 
Holleman. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, Nov. 2d, 1888. 

The Association met at the appointed hour. Religious exercises con- 
ducted by Rev. Joseph Salmon. 
Roll is called. Minutes of yesterday are read and approved. 
Rev. Allen Betts reads the 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Bible Schools are based strictly on the Bible, as you will find recorded 
in the book of Nehemiah and in the 78th Psalm. The Saviour also com- 
mands us to " search the Scriptures." The object of Bible Schools is to 
read the Word and learn the Lord's will, that we may know and do it, 
and teach the children to fear tfie Lord and keep His commandments. 
We earnestly recommend all the churches and brethren to meet on every 
Lord's day for the study of God's Word. 

ALLEN BETTS, 
R. J. PATTERSON, 
GREEN SEXTON, 

Committee. 

The report is discussed ably by brethren Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, 
J. M. Holleman, N. H. Gibbs and several others. 

Rev. A. N. Campbell offers the following amendment : 

Resolved, That there be two Superintendents of the Sunday school 
work appointed, one for each side of the Cape Fear, whose duty it shall 
be to try to establish schools in every church and section within our 
bounds. 

The report is adopted as amended, and brethren H. Y. Smith and Geo. 
Ed. Byrd are appointed. 



Little River Baptist Association. 5 

The Moderator completes the appointment of committees : 

Finance — R. H. Smith and J. H. Atkinson. 

State Missions— J. W. Collins and R. J. Bennett. 

Foreign Missions — J. L. Ennis, J. D. Dennis and W. D. Graham. 

Periodicals — J. M. Holleman and Geo. Ed. Byrd. 

Baptist Orphanage— H. W. Graham, B. J. Bell and J. R. Stevens. 

Home Missions — J. M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell and Allen Betts. 

Bro. E. B. Johnson reads the following 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

We believe that prayer is the only mode of direct communion with 
God, and that united prayer on the part of all Christians is essential for 
the greatest development of religion. 

We recommend that every church have regular weekly prayer meet- 
ings, and that they report the success of their meetings in their annual 
church letters. Respectfully, 

E. B. JOHNSON, 
J. P. BRIDGES, 
REDDIN BYRD, 

Committee. 

Brethren E. B. Johnson, N. H. Gibbs, R. Byrd, A. N. Campbell and 
S. H. O'Neal made speeches, showing the importance of prayer and 
prayer meetings, and on motion, the report is adopted. 

Rev. John Mitchell, D. D., of Wake Forest College, and Cor. Sec. 
Board of Education, is welcomed to a seat. 

The report on Education is read by J. A. Campbell. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

In the report on Education for last year, we find this sentence : " It 
is the sense of this body that it is the duty of all our churches and indi- 
viduals to give some part of what God has given them to aid these young 
men (poor young ministers) to prepare themselves to preach the gospel 
in our own and in foreign lands." This resolution was passed unani- 
mously. There are only three churches that report anything at all for 
this object. Brethren, how can we reconcile our conduct with this 
resolution? Shall we strike out this resolution, or shall we do our duty ? 
Let us prayerfully consider this question. We rejoice at the success of 
the schools within our bounds, and would encourage every undertaking 
which points to the better education of the rising generation. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, 
W. R. BENNETT. 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren J. A. Campbell and Allen Betts, Dr. 
Mitchell gave us one of the best addresses on education we have ever 
heard. He showed plainly that it is our duty to feed God's poor minis- 
ters while they are preparing to preach the gospel. 

The brethren agreed to try to raise the following amounts for educa- 
tion during the next year, and the report was adopted : 



Minutes of the 



FOR MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 



Neill's Creek. $15 00 

Friendship.. 10 00 

Mt. Tabor : 10 00 

Hector's Creek 5 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 

Piny Grove.... 5 00 

Juniper Springs 5 00 

Buie's Creek 3 00 

Cameron's Grove 2 00 

Holly Springs 1 00 

Cash collection for Education amounts to $5.76. 

On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



Antioch $ 5 00 

PineForest. 100 

Bethel.-.. 1 00 

Macedonia _ 1 50 

New Life 100 

Second church, Apex 1 00 

County Line 1 00 

Canon Grove 1 00 

NewHill 100 

Benson 50 



Afternoon Session. 

The letters from Cameron's Grove, Macedonia and Juniper Springs, 
arrive and are read and delegates enrolled. 

Rev. J. L. Ednis reads the following report on Foreign Missions, and 
after remarks by Dr. Mitchell and J. A. Campbell, on motion, the report 
is adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Our Lord commands us to go into all the world and preach the gospel 
to every creature, and since we feel it to be our duty, let us go willingly 
that the heathen may be saved. Brethren, the fields are white and 
ready to harvest. Pray that the Lord may send more laborers into the 
field. It becomes our duty to increase our efforts and contributions to 
carry the glad news of salvation to the perishing millions. Let our 
prayers and alms go together and the Lord will save them. 

J. L. ENNIS, 
J. D. DENNIS, 
W. D. GRAHAM, 

Committee. 

Collection for Foreign Missions amounts to $3.31. 
Bro. H. Y. Smith reads the following 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is a subject that concerns us all. We should be temperate 
in all things. It is generally admitted that intemperance is one of the 
greatest evils that we, as Christians, have to contend with, and it is, 
therefore, our duty to use all our influence against it. The Bible says, 
" Abstain from all appearance of evil." How can we do this unless we 
use our efforts against intemperance? 

H. Y. SMITH, 
W. H. ALLEN, 
B. C. CAMPBELL, * 
Committee. 

The evils of intemperance and the duty of Christians were most 
plainly shown in speeches by brethren H. Y. Smith, Green Sexton and 
S. H. O'Neal, and others wanted to speak but time would not allow. 
On motion, further discussion was deferred till to-morrow, and the Asso- 
ciation adjourned till to-morrow 9:30 a. m. ^ 

At night Rev. John Mitchell preached a most excellent sermon to a 
large and appreciative audience, from Ex. 25: 22: " And there I will 
meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy 
seat." 



Little River Baptist Association. 



THIRD DAY. 

Saturday Morning, November 3rd, 1888. 

Religious exercises are conducted by Rev. A. W. Graham. 

Roll is called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

On motion, speeches are limited to ten minutes. 

Owing to press of business, the report on Temperance is adopted with- 
out further discussion. 

Report on Home Missions is read by Rev. J. M. Holleman, who makes 
a speech on the subject, followed by Elders Allen Betts, John Mitchell 
and J. A. Campbell. A collection is taken amounting to $6.67, and on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board is organized for the purpose of supplying 
destitute portions of the Southern States and having the gospel preached 
in the island of Cuba and in the Indian Territory. In Georgia, Florida, 
Louisiana and especially Texas, there is great destitution and our brethren 
in these destitute parts of our fair southland are looking to us for help. 
In the western part of our own State there are several missionaries sent 
us from this Board. In Cuba the work is simply astonishing, The 
Baptists are doing a great work there where other denominations have 
entirely failed. Brethren, read the Recorder, and see what wonders 
God is performing there through us. Be sure to send something next 
year for this object. Only two churches send anything this year. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 
J. A. CAMPBELL, 
ALLEN BETTS, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEES ON HOME MISSIONS : 

Baptist Grove — Mise Nora Campbell, Ballentine's Mill. 

Hector's Creek— H. Y. Smith, Bradley's Store. 

Friendship — A. L. Byrd, Bunn's Level. 

Bethel— Alex. West, Westville. 

Juniper Springs — A. P. Thomas, Broadway. 

Holly Springs— J. B. Patterson, Broadway. 

Buie's Creek — W. F. Ennis, Poe's. 

Little River — M. M. Black, Spout Springs. 

Pine Forest — E. B. Johnson, Dunn. 

Benson — J. H. Branham, Benson. 

Macedonia — J. A. Melvin, Chalk Level. 

Antioch — J. K. Haigwood, Norval. 

NeilVs Creek — W. R. Johnson, Buie's Creek. 

New Life — B. F. Hockaday, Barclaysville. 

2d Church, Apex — Miss Lula Betts, Apex. 

Piny Grove— -Mrs. C. A. Wood, Ballentine's Mill. 

County Line — Miss Clarkie Ennis, Benson. 

Cameron's Grove — W. D. Graham, Swann's Station. 

Canon Grove — Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, Myatt's Mill. 

New Htll— Miss Ella Holland, New Hill. 

Mt. Tabor— C. T. Nixon, Little River Academy. 

Mt. Tabor church, Cumberland county, offers a letter of dismission 
from the Cedar Creek Association, asking admission into our body. 



8 Minutes of the 

On motion, the church is received and the delegates are extended the 
right hand of fellowship. 

Rev. H. W. Graham reads the following 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

" Faith, hope, charity, these three ; but the greatest of these is charity." 
How many of us are in the possession of charity? Can we have charity 
and not care for the children of our dead brethren and sisters ? The 
Baptists have an Orphanage at Thomasville, where we are trying to 
care for children who have no one to care for them. Charity is love 
put into practice. Will not every brother and sister in this Association 
make a contribution for these orphans during the next year ? 

H. W, GRAHAM, 

B. J. BELL, 

J. R. STEVENS, 

Committee. 

On motion, the discussion is made special order for two o'clock P. M.. 
to-day. 

Rev. J. M. Holleman reads the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. I 

First. We would urge the importance of every Baptist family taking 
the Biblical Recorder, that we may know and show to others who and 
what we are. This is our State organ and advocates upon Scriptural 
grounds our faith and practice, and shows the progress of our work at 
home and in foreign lands. 

Second. We recommend Charity and Children to keep us posted on 
our work of charity in taking care of our orphans. Every lover of 
charity or children should read this paper, which is sent to every one 
who pays one dollar every year to the support of the orphans. 

Third. We recommend The Foreign Mission Journal, which tells us 
about the work in foreign lands. 

Fourth. We recommend Kind Words for Sunday schools, and the 
Gospel Herald for information about our mission work in this State and 
the Southern States. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren J. M. Holleman, 
Allen Betts, L. W. Byrd, A. N. Campbell and E. B. Johnson, and the 
report is adopted. 

Bro. Holleman secured several subscribers for the Recorder. 

Rev. R. J. Bennett read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

Our Lord commands us to "go into all the world and preach the 
gospel to every creature." There are many inviting fields appealing for 
help, which the Board has been unable to supply. There is now due the 
missionaries employed by this Board a large amount, and the question 
arises as to whether or not this Association has done its duty in con- 
tributing to this work. We believe it to be the duty of all to give to this 
object, and to do what we can to prevent the Board being crippled in its 
usefulness by a debt. Brethren, let us by our contributions show that 
the Little River Association is in favor of this work. 

R. J. BENNETT, 
J. W. COLLINS, 

Committee. 

On motion, Rev. C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary State Mission 
Board, is allowed as much time as is necessary to lay this subject before 



Little River Bap.tist Association. 9 

the body. Bro. Durham, in a forcible manner, laid the work of the 
Board before the body and told of the destitution throughout the State, 
after which a collection is taken for State Missions amounting to $30.91. 
The brethren promised to try to raise the following amounts during 
the next year : 

FOR STATE MISSIONS. 



Hector's Creek $10 00 

Friendship 10 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 

Juniper Springs 5 00 

Mt. Tabor 2 50 

Second church , Apex 100 

Cameron's Grove .... 2 00 

New Life 2 00 

Bethel 1 50 



Buie's Creek $ 5 00 

Piny Grove 5 00 

Neill's Creek , 5 00 

Antioch.... 5 00 

Macedonia __ 2 00 

New Hill 1 00 

Canon Grove 1 00 

Holly Springs. _. 1 00 

Pine Forest 1 00 



On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the chair. Bro. Jas. A. Taylor is welcomed to a seat as 
a visitor from the South Eiver Association. 

The hour for the special order being the consideration of the report on 
the Orphanage, the report is discussed by Elders Allen Betts, J. M. 
Holleman, C. Durham and John Mitchell, and the report is adopted. 
Hat collection for the orphans amounted to $5.03. Charity and Children 
was represented by J. A. Campbell, who secured nineteen one dollar 
contributions, making $24.03 for the Orphanage. 

Treasurer of Executive Board reported (see appendix.) 

Committee on Associational Missions reported, and, on motion to 
adopt, speeches are made by Elders A. N. Campbell and Allen Betts. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Our work is great and large. The field is white already to harvest. 
God says, " Go into the vineyard and work." The field is God's and we 
are the workers. We have done more work already than many Asso- 
ciations that excel us in ability. May the blessings that have attended 
our mission work in the past stimulate us to greater work in the future. 
We earnestly ask every reader of this report to double his contributions 
for this part of the work for the Master. 
Respectfully, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
J. K. HAIGWOOD, 
J. W. CANNADY, 

Committee. 

It was reported that there was a claim of $80.00 on Benson church 
that must be settled at this session of the Association. Whereupon the 
brethren raised $53.75 towards the debt. There is still a debt of $250 
due on the church, and it is all hanging on one brother. Some have 
helped liberally. What have you done? 

On motion, brethren Allen Betts, J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, H. 
W. Graham, D. H. Senter, D. S. Williams and E. B. Johnson are ap- 
pointed delegates to the Baptist State Convention, to be held at Greens- 
boro, Nov. 14, 1888. 

Owing to press of business, delegates did not report from the Conven- 



10 Minutes of the 

tion. J. M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell, D. H. Senter, E. B. Johnson, 
Allen Betts, A. L. Betts and R. H. Carter attended and were kindly 
received. 

The Clerk, who is a member of the State Mission Board, secured $100 
from the State Mission Board to aid in the mission work of our Associa- 
tion during the last year, 

On motion, Rev. J. M. Holleman is appointed a delegate to the South- 
ern Baptist Convention, which meets at Memphis, and Rev. J. A. Camp- 
bell, alternate. 

On motion, the next Association meet with the church at Baptist 
Grove, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1889. 

On motion, Rev. A. N. Campbell preach the Introductory Sermon, 
and Rev. J. A. Campbell preach the Missionary Sermon. 

New Executive Board appointed. (See second page.) 

On motion, the next Union Meeting meet with the church at Antioch, 
Friday before the fifth Sunday in December. Any brother attending 
any sister Association, is requested to act as correspondent. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be tendered to the brethren, 
sisters and friends of this community for their hospitality in caring for 
this Association, and for their liberal contributions. $1.71 is collected 
for Clerk's fee. 

On motion, adjourned to the time and place appointed for next ses- 
sion. 

Prayer by Dr. John Mitchell. 

At night Rev. C. Durham preached an excellent sermon to a large 
audience, from Heb. 11: 1: "Now faith is the substance of things 
hoped for," &c. 



SUNDAY. 

The brethren and friends met in Sunday School Mass Meeting, and 
was entertained by speeches from Revs. R. J. Bennett and Dr. Mitchell. 
The Friendship choir gave us some excellent music, led by Bro. J. W. 
Byrd. 

The following resolution, offered by J. A. Campbell, was adopted : 

Resolved, That Friday before the fifth Sunday in March be appointed 
to hold a Sunday School Association, and that a committee of three be 
appointed to arrange suitable programme and prepare for the meeting. 

Moderator appointed brethren Geo. Ed. Byrd, H. Y. Smith and J. A. 
Campbell. 

The meeting then adjourned, and the congregation being unable to 
get in the house, the Misssionary Sermon was preached at the stand by 
Rev. C. Durham, Rev. J. M. Holleman, the appointee, requesting it. 
Text : Coloss. 1 : 28 : " Whom we preach." After preaching, a collec- 
tion amounting to $11.82 was taken, which was divided between Asso- 
tional, State and Foreign Missions. 

After partaking of a bountiful dinner, the congregation assembled in 
the house, where Dr. Mitchell preached a most interesting sermon, from 
John 17: 9: "I pray for them." Thus ended another pleasant and 
profitable session. Our contributions on the whole have been increased, 
and we are growing. Let us grow more next year. 

DAVID S. WILLIAMS, 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk. Moderator. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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APPENDICES. 



EEPORT ON FINANCE. 



CHURCHES. 


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Antioch . 

2nd Church; Apex. 

Baptist Grove 

Benson. 


$rft 

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1 50 

60 

50 

1 50 

1 00 
50 
50 

2 00 
2 00 
1 00 
1 00 

1 00 
50 

2 50 
75 

1 50 

1 00 

2 50 


$ 40 
50 
50 

"~~50 

1 00 

50 

10 


$3' 52 

1 00 

1 11 

25 

4 00 

1 00 

55 

50 


$1 65 
1 00 


$.- 


$ 59 
1 00 


$.... 


$ 35 
50 


$ 7 68 
5 00 
3 11 


15 
2 00 
1 41 








25 

Too 


1 25 


Bethel 




5 48 
1 00 


1 90 


14 38 


Buie's Creek 

Cameron!s Grove . . 


6 91 
2 05 


Canon Grove 










90 


2 00 


County Line 

Friendship _ 

Hector's Creek 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs . . _ 

Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 










50 


1 00 

1 00 


5 50 

6 00 


2 75 
8 00 


1 00 
1 00 


2 94 

2 00 

50 


3 81 
1 00 


3 50 

1 75 
50 


22 50 

22 75 
2 00 


40 


~i~75 


1 23 

70 




2 63 




25 





25 


3 95 
50 


NeiU's Creek...... 

New Hill. 


1 00 
25 
50 

Too 

1 71 


90 


1 50 




85 


65 


45 


7 85 
1 00 


New Life A 


50 

1 00 

2 60 

3 94 


50 

90 

4 70 

34 85 


50 


50 

50 


50 


50 

75 

1 00 

24 03 


5 00 


Pine Forest i A 

Piny Grove.- 


4 15 
11 80 


Collection at Asso. 


6 67 


7 25 


5 76 


84 21 


Total 


24 02 


10 86 


34 12 


61 84 


9 17 


22 86 


13 62 


35 73 


211 22 


Collected at As 


sociation f( 


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53 75 



$ 264 97 
R. H. SMITH, 
J. H. ATKINSON, 

Committee. 



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Minutes of the 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1887. 



Dr. 

To cash received for minutes $24 50 

Clerk's fee 10 93 

Associational Missions 54 82 

State Missions 46 81 

Home Missions 10 51 

Foreign Missions 25 87 

Ministerial Education _ 3 50 

Baptist Orphanage 37 87 



Total in Treasury 



$ 219 81 



Cr. 



By cash paid for printing minutes $24 50 

Clerk of Association 1 _ 10 93 

Treasurer Executive Board 54 82 

F. H. Briggs, State Missions 46 81 

F. H. Briggs, Home Missions 10 51 

F. H. Briggs, Foreign Missions 25 87 

F. H. Briggs, Education 3 50 

J. H. Mills, Orphanage 37 87 



Total amount paid out . 



$ 219 81 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



Little River Baptist Association. 



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EEPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
Dr. 



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Piny Grove 

Hector's Creek 


$ 

1 25 
3 00 
3 00 


$- 

2 77 

3 00 

4 00 
2 00 

55 


$ 

2 05 

2 87 
5 55 

60 

3 26 
2 00 

1 53 

2 27 


$ - 

2 60 
6 00 
5 50 
1 00 

90 
1 00 
1 11 

3 52 
55 


$ 18 65 

8 67 

14 87 


Friendship 


18 05 


Buie's Creek 


3 60 


Neill's Creek 

Second Church, Apex 

Baptist Grove 


1 15 

1 00 

1 79 

68 


5 31 
4 00 
4 43 


Antioch 

Cameron's Grove 


7 02 
55 


Holly Springs 




65 

1 60 

60 




65 


New Life _ 




1 10 

"50 

75 


50 
4 00 

" "Too 


3 20 


Bethel 


2 25 


6 85 


Juniper Springs . . 


50 


Pine Forest 




1 00 


2 75 


Little River 






Canon Grove 








50 

1 75 


50 


Macedonia 

County Line 


1 07 


30 




3 12 


Benson 








25 
3 94 


25 


Collection on Sunday 


2 90 


3 31 


4 60 


19 88 


Total 


$ 18 09 


$ 19 78 


$ 27 08 


$ 39 25 


$ 122 85 







Baptist Grove sent to Association, $5.13. 



Ce. 

1888. 

Jan'y. Paid Rev. A. N. Campbell ..$10 00 

" Allen Betts _. 6 00 

" " J. L. Ennis... 8 00 

" " Joseph Salmon 6 00 

April. " " A.N.Campbell 6 00 

" " AllenBetts 12 00 

" " J. L. Ennis 400- 

" " Joseph Salmon 4 00 

July. " " A.N.Campbell... 6 00 

" " AllenBetts ..12 00 

" " Joseph Salmon 3 60 

" " H.W.Graham 6 00 

Nov. " " A.N.Campbell 6 00 

" " AllenBetts... 2125 

" " Joseph Salmon 6 00 

" " H.W.Graham 6 00 

Total paid missionaries $ 122 85 

Respectfully, 

R. H. SMITH, Treasurer. 



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Minutes of the 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 


SUPERINTENDENTS 
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Baptist Grove 

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Wm. Johnson, Apex 

B. C. Campbell, Varina.- 
J. H. Boone, Benson 


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172 

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Jacob West, Westville... 
Wm. Pearson, Poe's ....... 

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Cameron's Grove . 


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Friendship ... 

Hector's Creek _ . _ 
Holly Springs 

* Juniper Springs . 

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H.Y.Smith,Br'dley's St're 
J. B. Patterson, Broadway 
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Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 


J. A, Melvin, Chalk Level 


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Neill's Creek . 


W. P. Matthews 

W. H. Bennett, New Hill. 
Parion Pate, Barclaysville 
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New Life 


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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Little River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

BAPTIST GROVE CHURCH, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C., 
October 31st and November 1st, 2d and 3d, 1889. 



DAVID S. WILLIAMS, Moderator.. Burin's Level, N. C. 

Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk _ Dunn, N. C. 

WILLIAM PEARSON , ) t?^™™ n™™ 

H Y SMITH \ Reading Clerks. 



The Next Session will be Held with Antioch Church, Harnett 

County, Beginning Thursday before the First Sunday 

in November, 1890. Antioch is Seven Miles 

West of Lillington, and Thirtejen 

Miles Southeast of Sanford. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 
Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 

1889. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Allen Betts Winslow, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell 1 Winslow, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell _• Dunn, N. C. 

A. L. Betts Leaksville, N. C. 

J. W. Collins Chalk Level, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman „ Apex, N. C. 

Joseph Salmon. Fayetteville, N. C. 



LICENTIATES. 



E. J. Bennett New Hill, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 

L. B. Hunt Broadway, N. C. 

J. R. Spence.... . ...Ballentine's Mills, N.C. 

E. G. Stephens ..My att's Mills, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Antioch—'R. J. Patterson. Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill. 

Baptist Grove — J. F. Jones. Little River — M. M. Black. 

Benson — E. Bryant. Macedonia — J. A. Melvin. 

Bethel—Alex. West. Mt. Tabor— Jacob Reardon. 

Buie's Creek— J. M. Byrd. NeilVs Creek— Marty n Matthews. 

Cameron's Grove — John Calicut. New Hill — J. J. Welch. 

Canon Grove— E. F. McNeill. New Life—W. F. Hockaday. 

Central, Apex — W. H. Doane. Pine Forest — B. F. McLeod. 

County Line — D. L. Ennis. Piny Grove — D. G. Weaver. 

Friendship — D. S. Williams. Pleasant Ridge— A. A. Kelly. 

Hector's Creek — R. H. Smith. Stony Creek — J. W. Cannady. 
Holly Springs— W. M. Patterson. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOARD. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Chairman, Dunn, N. C. 
Geo. Ed. Byrd, Bunn's Level. H. Y. Smith, Bradley's Store. 

D. A. Patterson, Norval. J. M. Byrd, Poe's. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Baptist Grove Church, Harnett County, N. C, 
Thursday, October 31, 1889. 
The fourteenth annual session of the Little River Association met 
with the above-mentioned church October 31st, 1889. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. A. N. Campbell, from 
Eph. 2:19-21 — "Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers," etc. 



Afternoon Session. 

After an intermission of forty-rive minutes for dinner, the Association 
was called to order by the former Moderator, Bro. D. S. Williams. 
Prayer by Bro. R. J. Bennett. 

Bros. William Pearson and H. Y. Smith were appointed Reading 
Clerks. 

The churches were called and delegates enrolled as follows: 

Antioch— J. P. Salmon, J. K. Haigvvood, *D. W. Salmon. 

Central Church (Apex)— Represented only by letter. 

Baptist Grove — John Spence, B. Dean, William Griffin, B. C. Camp- 
bell, J. W. Dean. 

Benson— E. Bryant, S. H. O'Neal. 

Bethlehem— Not represented. 

Bethel— L. B. West. 

Buie's Creek— B. F. Hamilton, William Pearson, *J. M. Byrd. 

Cameron's Grove— H. W. Graham. 

Canon Grove— E. F. McNeil]. 

County Line— Not represented. 

Friendship— L. W. Byrd, D. S. Williams, A. L. Byrd, J. T. Dollar, 
D. J. Parker. 

Hector's Creek— John A. Senter, R. H. Smith, G. D. Spence, A. B. 
Holleman, T. H. Smith. 

Holly Springs— W. J. Salmon, W. M. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs— *C. B. McNeill. 

Little River — Not represented. 

Macedonia — Represented only by letter. 

Mt. Tabor— *William Hatcher. 

Neill's Creek— Green Stevens, *William Webster, *D. W. Matthews. 

New Hill— R. J. Bennett, J. J. Welch, Ruf us Gardner, W. R. Bennett. 

New Life— W. F. Hockaday, Alex. Hockaday, O. A. Smith. 

Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod, J. W. McLeod, R. T. Kennedy, J. H. 
Kennedy. 

Piny Grove— J. D. Dennis, A. D. Jones, R. R. Sexton, N. A. Betts, 
N. I. Spence. 

Pleasant Ridge— A. A. Kelly, J. K. Thomas. 

Stony Creek— *J. W. Cannady, *P. A. Cannady. 

Ordained Ministers Present— Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. A. 
Campbell, J. W. Collins, *H. W. Graham, J. M. Holleman. 

Licentiates — R. J. Bennett, J. D. Deanis, J. R. Spence, Green Stevens. 

* Not present the first day. 



MINUTES OF THE 



Petitionary letters were called for, and the newly constituted church 
at Pleasant Ridge, Chatham County, presented a petition, and, on 
motion, after statements made by Elders O. Churchill and J. W. Collins, 
the presbytery organizing the church, the church was received, and the 
Moderator extended the right hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Correspondents were invited, and Rev. J. A. Speight, associate editor 
of the Recorder, and Rev. O. Churchill, from the Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion, accepted the invitation. 

On motion, Bro. D. S. Williams was re-elected Moderator by acclama- 
tion, and J. A. Campbell, Cierk and Treasurer. 

On motion, the usual committees were appointed. 

On motion, Bro. R. J. Bennett and the deacons of this church were 
appointed a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees: 

On Associational Missions — A. D. Jones, A. N. Campbell, W. J. Sal- 
mon. 

On Education — Allen Betts, William Pearson, W. R. Bennett. 

On Temperance — J. M. Holleman, J. A. Senter. J. K. Haigwood. 

On Periodicals — J. A. Speight, J. W. Collins, G. D. Spence. 

On Bible Schools— J. A. Campbell, H. Y. Smith. 

On Prayer-Meetings — A. L. Byrd, J. R. Spence, R. J. Patterson. 

On Finance — R. H. Smith, J. T. Dollar. 

On State Missions — J. A. Campbell, J. D. Dennis, B. F. Hamilton. 

On Foreign Missions— O. Churchill, J. C. Ballentine, E. F. McNeill. 

On Obituaries— H. Y. Smith, J. J. Welch. 

On Home Missions — J. M. Holleman, A. N. Campbell, G. Stevens. 

On Orphange — D. H. Senter, B. C. Campbell, C. B. McNeill. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow at 9:30 A. M. 
Benediction by Elder Alien Betts. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday, November 1, 1889. 

Religious exercises were conducted by the Clerk, who read the 34th 
Psalm and led in prayer. 

The roll was called and the minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Correspondents and visitors were invited to seats. Bro. D. H. Senter 
reported, and was welcomed, from the South River Association; Rev. E. 
Pope, a Methodist minister, was extended the courtesies of the Associa- 
tion and welcomed to a seat. 

Rev. Allen Betts read the following report on Education, and, after 
remarks by Elders A. Betts and J. A. Speight, on motion, the report 
was adopted. 

A collection was taken for ministerial education amounting to $2.55. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Education is the cultivation of the mind; and the mind is the gift of 
God. Knowledge is the food of the mind. The mind craves knowledge 
as the stomach craves food. Knowledge the mind must have. The 
refusal of knowledge means mental starvation. The method of secur- 
ing knowledge is a discipline of those powers and qualities which are 
employed in securing knowledge. Therefore, all parents should under- 
stand their obligations and cultivate the minds of their children to the 
best advantage, that they may learn their obligations to God and their 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



fellow-men; be a blessing to the world while they live in it, and at death 
be prepared for a home in heaven. To this end, we have good schools 
within our bounds, and an excellent college at Wake Forest for the 
benefit of all the young men who desire a more thorough ti-aining. 
There are now thirty-six young men at Wake Forest who are preparing 
to preach the gospel and are unable to pav their board. Let us help 
them. ALLEN BETTS, 

WILLIAM PEARSON, 
W. R. BENNETT, 

Committee. 

i The roll of churches was called, and the delegates agreed to try to 
raise the following amounts for Ministerial Education during the next 



year: 



Friendship $10 

Hector's Creek 5 

Piny Grove ... 5 

Antioch 5 

Pine Forest 1 

Benson 1 _ . 

Mt. Tabor 2 50 

Baptist Grove 2 00 

Buie's Creek.. 2 00 

Rev. J. A. Speight read the 



Neill's Creek $ 1 00 

Canon Grove 1 00 

Pleasant Ridge 50 

Juniper Springs 2 50 

HollvSprings 100 

Apex 1 00 

Bethel... 1 00 

New Hill... 50 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your committee would urge upon the members of all our churches 
the absolute need of subscribing for and reading the Biblical Recorder. 
The Recorder belongs to the Baptists of North Carolina. It is sound in 
doctrine, progressive in spirit and wholesome in its contents. We would 
further remark that our church members cannot hope to be efficient 
and serviceable unless they read their church paper; and no Baptist 
should think of letting his children grow up without giving them sound 
religious literature to read. J. A. SPEIGHT, 

• J. W. COLLINS, 

G. D. SPENCER, 
Committee. 



After very appropriate remarks by Bros. Speight, Holleman, Betts 
and Welch, on motion, the report was adopted. Bro. Speight well rep- 
/ resented the Recorder, and secured a number of subscribers. 
On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



Afternoon Session. 
Rev. A. N. Campbell read the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Your committee believe this to be the most important work before this 
Association; for he who will not help at home need not be expected to 
help in State and Foreign Missions. Our Executive Board has already 
done a great work, and much remains to be done. 

The Board, during this year, has been aiding Rev. Allen Betts at Ben- 
son, Rev. A. N. Campbell at Ranor's School-house and Pine Forest, and 
Rev. H. W. Graham at Little River. At Benson the work is slowly but 
steadily improving; the debt on the church has been a hindrance. At 



MINUTES OF THE 



Ranor's School-house a church has been organized with eight members; 
there have been eight baptisms at this point. The work at Pine Forest 
is slowly moving forward; they have nearly finished their house. Not 
getting a report in time, we are not able to give the report from Little 
River. Let each one give something to the work next vear. 

a. n. Campbell, 

A. D. JONES, 
W. J. SALMON, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Bros. A. N. Campbell, Allen Betts and J. M. Holle- 
man, on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, the debt on the Benson church was made the special order 
for to-morrow morning at 11:30 o'clock. 

Rev. O. Churchill read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The great commission given to the disciples was, " Go ye into all the 
world, and preach the gospel to every creature." "The field is the 
world," and we. as His people, should obey the command, and those 
who cannot go should aid those who feel impressed to go. The heathen 
are calling upon us to send them the gospel. The great empire of China 
is open to the gospel, and the Lord is impressing the minds of both men 
and women to go and occupy the fields. Let us by liberal contributions 
send them the gospel. 

Our young brother Herring's letter, in the Recorder of recent date, 
should encourage us to do more in that direction, for we discover in that 
letter, and also in Bro. Tatum's, that they are willing to suffer for the 
Master's cause, that others may share in the glorious results. Now, 
dear brethren of this Association, let us arise in our full strength to obey 
our Lord, and that we may understand our whole duty in this particu- 
lar, let us go daily to a throne of grace and pray for Divine guidance; 
and may the Great Head of the Church save us, at last, for Christ's 
sake. O. CHURCHILL, 

J. C. BALLENTINE, 
9 E. F. McNEILL, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Bros. O. Churchill, Allen Betts, E. F. McNeill and 
D. S. "Williams, on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow at 9:30 A. M. 

Benediction by Rev. J. A. Speight. 

Rev. O. Churchill preached at night, from Acts 10: 38 — " Who went 
about doing good." 



THIRD DAY. 

Saturday, November 2, 1889. 

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. W. Collins. 

The roll was called, and the minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Rev. J. M. Holleman read the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Faith in Christ is essential to salvation. Added to this, we find virtue, 
knowledge, temperance, &c. No one can be a good and happy Chris- 
tian without these graces. Temperance leads to industry and happiness, 
while intemperance leads to idleness and misery. Temperance in the 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



church of God raises the standard of religion and promotes the spiritual 
growth of the church. It also lifts the welfare of the nations and helps 
to prepare them for the coming of our Lord. Total abstinence from all 
intoxicating drinks among the members of the church is the only sure 
way to escape the great evils growing out of the neglect of this grace, 
and the sure road to escape the drunkard's hell and reach the saint's 
reward in heaven. J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

J. A. SENTER, 
J. K. HAIGWOOD, 
Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches were made by Bros. J. M. Holleman, 
Allen Betts, J. D. Dennis, J. A. Campbell and A. N. Campbell, and the 
report was adopted. 

Bro. J. A. Campbell read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

State Missions includes the preaching of the gospel within the bounds 
of our own State. In the eastern part of our State the destitution is 
great, and it becomes our duty to send them the gospel. The State 
Board has been endeavoring to have the gospel preached in every sec- 
tion of our State. This yeai* there have been ninety -six missionaries 
and fifteen col porters working under the employment of this Board. 
Last year this Board aided our Association to the amount of $100. This 
year they gave us $125. In each case they gave us more than we con- 
tributed to the State Board. 

As a token of our appreciation of their aid, let us largely increase our 
contributions co this object. What our people need is information as 
to the needs and progress of this work. Therefore, let the pastors 
endeavor to keep the people informed, and take regular collections for 
State Missions; and last, but not least, let all pastors and people be 
earnest in prayer for the missionaries and the people among whom they 
labor. J. A. CAMPBELL, 

J. D. DENNIS, 
B. F. HAMILTON, 
« Committee. 

After speeches from J. A. Campbell and E. B. Johnson, on motion, 
the report was adopted. 
' A collection for State Missions was taken, amounting to $13.06. 

The brethren agreed to try to raise the following amounts for State 
Missions during next year : 

Hector's Creek $10 00 

Friendship 10 00 

PinyGrove. 5 00 

Antioch 4 00 

NeiU'sCreek 2 50 

Apex .... „___ 1 00 

Baptist Grove _ 1 00 

Bethel 1 00 

Buie's Creek 100 

HollySprings 1 00 

There is a debt of $250 on the Benson church that must be paid, and 
the brethren agreed to try to raise the following amounts to be sent to 
the Union Meeting in December, 1889, at Buie's Creek, for the Benson 
debt: 



Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 

New Hill 


1 00 

1 00 

1 00 


New Life 


1 00 


Pine Forest 


1 00 


Benson 


50 


Canon Grove 


50 


Pleasant Ridge 


50 



MINUTES OF THE 



Neill's Creek. $25 00 

Hector's Creek . .... 25 00 

Friendship 25 00 

Juniper Springs 20 00 

Mt. Tabor 15 00 

Antioch _ 10 00 

Buie's Creek. : 10 00 

Benson 10 00 



Bethel .,-. $10 00 

Holly Springs 10 00 

Piny Grove 15 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 

Cameron's Grove . . . 5 00 

Canon Grove 2 00 

William Collins 2 00 



A collection amounting to $3.85 in cash was taken for Benson church. 
On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinnerr. 



Afternoon Session. 

The newly constituted church at Stony Creek, Johnston County (known 
hereto fore as Ranor's School-house), offered a petition asking admission 
into our body. After statements made by J. A. Campbell, who, with 
Elders Allen Betts and A. N. Campbell, organized the church, on motion, 
the church was received and the delegates extended the right hand of 
fellowship. 

On motion, the report on Bible schools was made the special order for 
Sunday morning at 9:30. 

Bro. A. L. Byrd read the following 

REPORT ON PRAYER-MEETINGS. 

God tells us in His Word to "pray without ceasing" and " in all 
things give thanks." How important it is for us to comply with this 
scriptural injunction! We think all our churches should hold weekly 
prayer-meetings, and believe it to be the duty of all the members to 
attend these meetings. A church that has a good prayer-meeting is 
generally a prosperous church and sends good reports to our Association, 
while the churches that do not have them are almost dead. We would 
urge upon the brethren the importance of familv praver and prayer- 
meetings. A. L. BYRD, 

« R. J. PATTERSON, 

J. R. SPENCE, 

Committee. 

Interesting talks were made by Bros. A. L. Byrd, W. J. Salmon, J. A. ' 
Speight, J. R. Spence, Allen Betts and J. W. Cannady, and the report 
was adopted. 

Bro. D. H. Senter read the report on the Baptist Orphanage, as fol- 
lows: 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

"Faith, hope and charity, but the greatest of these is charity." 
Charity is love that shows itself. For the last few years the Baptists of 
North Carolina have been illustrating Christian charity by building and 
sustaining the Orphanage at Thomasville. There are now 112 children 
at the Orphanage, who are dependent upon the Baptists of North Car- 
olina for food and clothing. Some churches of our Association have 
been very liberal in their contributions to this object, while others have 
done but little. Brethren, let us do our duty to the poor, unfortunate 
orphan children of our State, a^d sen^l up our prayers to God and our 
contributions to Bro. Mills for the chilvlren. 



D. 
B. 
C. 



SENTER, 

CAMPBELL, 

MCNEILL, 

Committee. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



After a stirring speech from Rev. J. A. Speight, on motion, the report 
was adopted. 

A collection, amounting to $20.62, was taken for the Baptist Orphan- 
age, and $3.11 for an orphan girl in the house. 

The following resolution, offered by J. A. Campbell, was adopted: 

Resolved, That we recommend that every church in the Association 
have a Thanksgiving service November 28th, and that a collection in 
cash or kind betaken for the Orphanage. 

On motion, the next Association will be held with the church at 
Antioch, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 
1890. 

On motion, Rev. Allen Betts preached the Introductory Sermon, and 
Rev. J. M. Holleman preached the Missionary Sermon. 

The new Executive Board was appointed. [See page 2.] 

The Treasurer of the Association reported. [See appendix.] 

On motion, Revs. Allen Betts, J. A. Campbell and J. M. Holleman 
were appointed delegates to the Baptist State Convention at Henderson. 

Rev. J. M. Holleman was appointed delegate to the Southern Baptist 
Convention. 

On motion, the collection to-morrow will be equally divided between 
Associational, State and Foreign Missions. 

The Treasurer was instructed to pay out the funds on hand as 
directed . 

The report on Home Missions was read by Rev. J. M. Holleman, as 
follows: 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Home Missions includes the preaching of the gospel in the destitute 
sections of the Southern States and the island of Cuba. There are 328 
missionaries under the employment of this Board during the present 
year, 328 churches have been organized, and 4,837 people have been bap- 
tized. In Cuba alone there 20 missionaries, 27 churches and stations, 
1,493 members, and 300 have been baptized during the year. We are 
glad to see that more of our churches are aiding this Board. Let us all 
do more next year. . J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
E. G. STEVENS, 

Committee. 

After remarks, on motion, the report was adopted. 

The following resolution, offered by Bro. E. B. Johnson, was adopted: 

Resolved, That the usual vote of thanks be tendered the church and 
friends of Baptist Grove for their cordial welcome and kind hospitality. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow morning 9:30 o'clock. Prayer 
by Bro. E. B. Johnson. 
Preaching at night by Rev. A. N. Campbell. 



10 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



SUNDAY. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. J. 
M. Holleman. The Baptist Grove Class, led by Bro. A. L. Baughcom, 
highly entertained the large audience with excellent singing. 

Bro. J. A. Campbell read the 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

There was a time when people opposed Bible Schools, but the many 
souls that have been saved, and the large number of churches that have 
been established through this department of Christian work, have for- 
ever silenced these opposers. Now, the only question is. how to estab- 
lish a good school in every church and community. 

At the last Association we appointed three brethren to superintend 
this work and try to establish more schools and better schools. During 
the year these brethren visited several schools, and they, together with 
the Sunday-School Association which met at Neill's Creek Church in 
March, and the work of other brethren, have aroused more interest in 
this work, aad we now have more schools, and more ever-green schools, 
than we have ever had before. We, therefore, recommend: 

1st. That a Sunday-School Board, consisting of five brethren, be 
appointed, whose duty it shall be to push forward this work, and to try 
to establish a permanent Sunday-school in every church and commu- 
nity within our bounds. 

2d. That Friday before the fifth Sunday in March, 1890, be appointed 
to hold another Sunday-School Association at such place as the Board 
may suggest, and that the Board arrange suitable programme. 

After remarks by Bros. E. B. Johnson, R. H. Carter, and C. F. 
Siler, the report was, on motion, adopted. 

The Moderator appointed Bros. J. A. Campbell, G. E. Byrd, H. Y. 
Smith. J. M. Byrd and D. A. Patterson as Sunday-School Board for next 
year. 

A collection, amounting to $2.50, was taken to complete the Clerk's 
fee and make the minutes fund $25. 

By request of Rev. J. A. Campbell, the appointee, Rev. J. A. Speight 
preached the Missionary Sermon. The house was crowded, and not 
more than one-half of the large crowd could get in to hear the excellent 
sermon, which will not soon be forgotten. Text: Ezekiel 10:14 — "'And 
every one had four faces," &c. 

After the sermon, a collection was taken, amounting to $9.20, for 
Associational, State and Foreign Missions. 

After partaking of a bountiful dinner, the large crowd dispersed, and 
the brethren went to their homes encouraged at the work that has been 
done, determined to attempt more for the next year. Another pleasant 
and harmonious session has closed. 

DAVID S. WILLIAMS, 

J. A. Campbell, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1888. 



DR. 



To cash received for minutes 

Clerk's fees. 



02 



10 



Associational Missions 34 12 

State Missions 61 34 

Home Missions .'. _ 9 17 

Foreign Missions 22 86 

Ministerial Education _ 13 62 

Baptist Orphanage 35 73 

Benson Church 53 75 



Total in treasury 



$264 97 



OR. 



By cash paid for printing minutes . . _ $24 02 

Clerk of Association 10 36 

Treasurer of Executive Board 34 12 

F. H. Briggs, State Missions 61 34 

" Home Missions 9 17 

" Foreign Missions „ 22 86 

' ' Ministerial Education 13 62 

J. H. Mills, Baptist Orphanage 35 73 

Rev. A. Betts, Benson Church 53 75 



Total amount paid out . 



$264 97 
J. A. CAMPBELL, 
Treasurer. 



12 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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1 75 
30 
50 
1 50 
70 
50 

1 50 
25 

2 00 
2 00 

75 
1 00 

1 00 
75 

2 00 
1 00 
1 00 

75 

% 25 

65 

50 

1 25 


$1 00 


45 


$ 4 72 


Baptist Grove 

Benson „ 


4 20 






1 30 


Bethel 


2 00 
1 00 


"""75 


Too 


10 67 


Buie's Creek 


5 90 


Cameron's Grove 


2 09 


Canon Grove ... 

Central Church, Apex 
County Line 


25 
2 00 

15 
1 00 
1 00 

"2~20 
Too 


Too 

4 "66 
7 00 

25 
95 

25 
5 16 
2 00 

40 


10 

1 00 

T35 

2 00 
1 64 
1 15 

T50 
1 00 


10 

1 00 

8*20 

5 00 

25 

60 

25 

2 50 
1 00 

35 


10 


1 15 
7 00 


10 
3 00 

2 50 
. 50 

3 25 

"3" 66 


25 
1 23 
1 00 

50 

25 

i 66 


75 


Friendship 


24 78 


Hector's Creek 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs 

Macedonia 


21 50 
4 39 
9 90 

1 75 


Mt. Tabor . _ 


15 16 


NeilFs Creek .„ 


7 00 


New Hill 

New Life 




1 20 


3 30 
1 50 


Pine Forest 


50 


1 00 

3 00 

1 00 

20 

16,21 


25 


1 00 


75 


---- 


4 25 


Pinv Grove 


6 00 


Pleasant Ridge 

Stony Creek _ 










1 65 


125 


20 
3 07 


~3"07 
1 00 

22 80 


15 
2 55 
5 00 

31 45 


15 
20 62 

35 72 


6 88 


1 20 


Collected at Associa'n 
Rev. Allen Betts 


48 02 
6 00 










47 12 




Totals . ... 


25 00 


10 24 


14 87 


194 18 

















R. H. SMITH, 
J. T. DOLLAR, 
Committee. 



APPENDIX. 



13 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



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in March, 1889. 


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1 54 


$ 2 00 


$ 1 18 


$--- - 

89 
50 


$ 5 05 


Baptist Grove 


2 08 


Benson . 

Bethel _ 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove . . . _ . 


40 

1 00 

2 13 


05 
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1 20 
4 00 

6 88 


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30 

2 00 


20 


75 


25 
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1 50 


Central Church, Apex 




4 00 


County Line 






Friendship ... 

Hector's Creek. 


2 20 

3 00 
15 


2 75 

3 00 


2 41 

3 00 


3 90 
3 00 

50 


1 00 
1 00 

"2 20 


12 26 

13 00 


Holly Springs 


65 


Juniper Springs 


15 





2 35 


Macedonia 






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1 60 
3 33 

"i 05 

1 00 


1 47 


2 12 


1 00 


6 69 


Neill's Creek. 


3 33 


New Hill. 

New Life _ 




1 41 

1 00 

57 

2 10 


1 21 




2 62 
2 05 


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3 20 


1 00 


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2 10 


4 07 


Piny Grove 


7 40 


Pleasant Ridge 




Stony Creek 










20 

3 07 


20 


Sunday collection 


3 90 


3 84 


5 67 


2 50 


18 98 






Totals 


$16 97 


$22 50 


$23 36 


$17 77 


$17 71 


$98 31 



CR. 

Dec, 1888. Paid Rev. A. N. Campbell for services $ 6 54 

" " Allen Betts for services 2 17 

" " H. W. Graham for services 4 36 

March, 1889. " " A. N. Campbell for services 13 20 

" " Allen Betts for services. 6 60 

" " H. W. Graham for services 6 60 

June, 1889. " " Allen Betts for services 6 00' 

" " A. N. Campbell for services 12 00 

Sept. , 1889. " " Allen Betts for services 6 00 

" " A. N. Campbell for services 12 00 

Nov., 1889. " " H. W. Graham for services 12 00 

" " A. N. Campbell for services ._ 4 00 

" " Allen Betts for services 6 84 



Total paid missionaries. 



$98 31 



R. H. SMITH, 
Treasurer Executive Board. 



14 



APPENDIX. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Churches. 



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Baptist Grove 

Benson 

Bethel ... 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove - 

Canon Grove 

Central Ch., Apex 

County Line 

Friendship 

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Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs . _ 

Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor ... 

Neili's Creek 

New Hill 

New Life 

Pine Forest. ... .. 

Piny Grove ... 

Pleasant Ridge = . . 
Stony Creek 



Superintendent and P. O. 



D. H. Nordon, Lillington . . 
B. C. Campbell, Varina . . . 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson 

Alex. West, Westville 

Wm, Pearson, Poe's 

No school 

No school 

Wm. Johnson, Apex 

No school 

D, S. Williams, Bunn's Level 
H.Y.Smith, Bradley's Store 
W. J. Salmon, Broadway 

A. P. Thomas, Lonely . 

Jesse Morgan, Chalk Level 
R. W.Colyer, Lit. Riv. Acad 
W.R.Johnson, BradleysStr 
D. Gardner, New Hill .... 
B.F.Campbell, Barclay ville 

No school . . . 

J. D. Dennis, Ballentine's M'l 
Superintendent not given. 
J. W. Cannady, Benson. .. 



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W'kly. 

W'kly. 

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W'kly. 

W'kly. 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Little River Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH 

ANTIOCH CHURCH 

HARNETT COUNTY. N. C, 
October 30th and 3 1 stand November I stand 2d, 1899. 



Elder J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator ..Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL. Clerk ...Poe's, N. C. 

H.I.^Lf )N ;::;:-":;:;;;::;:::;;::::;::;;:: J Readi ™ Clerks - 



The Next Session will be Held with Buie's Creek Church, Har- 
nett County, Beginning Thursday before the First Sunday 
in November. 1891. Buie's Creek is Six Miles from 
Lillington, and Eleven Miles Northwest 
of Dunn, the Nearest Station. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 

Edwards & Broughton. Printers and Binders. 

1890. 






MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Little River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

ANTIOCH CHURCH, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C., 
October 30th and 31st and November 1st and 2d, S890. 



Elder J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Poe's, N. C. 

h.y.^Ht!° n :::::":;:::;::::::::::::::::::::| Fading clerks. 



The Next Session will be Held with Buie's Creek Church, Har- 
nett County, Beginning Thursday before the First Sunday 
in November, 1891. Buie's Creek is Six Miles from 
llllington, and eleven mlles northwest * 
of Dunn, the Nearest Station. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 
Edwards & Broughton. Printers and Binders. 

1890. 



1- 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

R.J. Bennett New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts Varina, N. C. 

A. L. Betts Leaksville\ N. C. 

A. N. Campbell Winslow, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins Chalk Level, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman Apex, N. C. 

Joseph Salmon Bunn's Level, N. C. 

LICENTIATES. 

J. D. Denniss .-.- __ Ballentine's Mills, N.C. 

L. B. Hunt . Broadway, N. C. 

J. R. Spence ..... Ballentine's Mills, N.C. 

E. B. Johnson ..._.... . Dunn, N. C. 

E. G. Stephenson Mvatt's Mills, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Antioch — R. J. Patterson. Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 

Baptist Grove— J. F. Jones. Little River — H. Black. 

Benson — N. H. Gibbs. Macedonia— W. B. Baker. 

Bethel — Alex. West. Mt. Tabor — Jacob Reardon. 

Buie's Creek— J. M. Byrd. Neill s Creek— Martyn Matthews. 

Cameron's Crove — John Callcutt. New Hill— J. J. Welch. 

Canon Grove — E. F. McNeill. New Life — W. F. Hockaday. 

Central, Apex — W. H. Drane. Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 

County Line — D. L. Ennis. Pmy Grove— -N. I. Spence. 

Friendship — D. S. Williams. Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly. 

Hectors Creek— R. H. Smith. Stony Creek — J. W. Cannady. 
Molly Springs— W. M. Patterson. 



, SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOARD. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Chairman, Poe's, N. C. 
Geo. Ed. Byrd, Bunn's Level. H. Y. Smith, Bradley's Store. 

D. A. Patterson, Norval. J. M. Byrd, Poe's. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Antioch Church. Harnett County, N. C, 
Thursday, October 30th, 1890. 

The fifteenth annual session of the Little River Baptist Association 
met with the above mentioned church Thursday, October 30th, 1890. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder Allen Betts, from 
Mark xiii: 34 — '' To every man his work." 

Prayer by Elder J. M. Holleman. 



Afternoon Session. 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes for dinner, the Association 
assembled for business. 

In the absence of Bro. D. S. Williams, the former Moderator, on 
motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is elected Moderator pro tern., who reads 
second chapter of Titus. 

Prayer by J. A. Campbell. 

Brethren E. B. Johnson and H. Y. Smith are appointed Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called, letters from the churches read, and delegates 
enrolled. 

Antioch— Hugh Haigwood, Hardy Collins. R. J. Patterson, D. H. 
Nordon and John Byrd. 

Baptist Grove— B. C. Campbell, Green Sexton, W. H. Senter, Jr.. 
W. A. Griffin and A. L. Baughcom. 

Benson — Represented only by letter. 

Bethel — D. A. McCorquodale, J. A. Clark and G. L. Ingram. 

Buie's Creek— J. L. Ennis, Reddin Byrd, B. F. Hamilton, W. F. 
Ermis and W. V. Ennis. 

Cameron's Grove— W. D. Graham. 

Cannon Grove— W. H. Bond and E. F. McNeill. 

Central Church (Apex)— W. H. Doane. 

County Line — Not represented. 

Friendship— A. L. Byrd, W. H. Allen, J. H. McNeill, D. S. Williams 
and R. D. Reaves. 

Hector's Creek— R. H. Smith, H. Y. Smith, Jas. A. Senter, J. C. 
Smith and O. G. Bradley. 

Holly Springs— J. W. Patterson, J. R. Wilson, J. M. Thomas, Mal- 
com Thomas and W. M. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs— A. J. Taylor, A. J. Douglass, J. M. B. Thomas and 
C. B. McNeill. 

Little River— Not represented. # 

Macedonia— Not represented. 

Mt. Tabor— C. T. Nixon. 

Neill's Creek— Martyn Matthews, William Collins, E. G. Stephen- 
son and W. R. Johnson. 

New Hill— W. R. Bennett. 

New Life — Not represented. 

Pine Forest— E. B. Johnson and B. F. McLeod. 

Piny Grove— A. D. Jones and G. W. Spence. 

Pleasant Ridge— A. A. Kelly. 

Stony Creek— Not represented. 



MINUTES OF THE 



Ordained Ministers Present— Allen Betts, R. J. Bennett, A. N. 
Campbell, J. A. Campbell, J. W. Collins, H. W. Graham, J. M. Holle- 
man and Joseph Salmon. 

Licentiates— E. B. Johnson, E. G. Stephenson and L. B. Hunt. 

Petitionary letters called for. None. 

Correspondents and visitors invited. Elder O. Churchill reported 
from the Sandy Creek Association, and was welcomed to a seat. 

On motion, proceeded to elect Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer by 
acclamation. Result : Elder J. M. Hollemah, Moderator and Elder 
J. A. Campbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 

On motion, the Pastor and Deacons of this church are appointed a 
Committee on Religious Exercises. 

The Moderator announced the following committees : 

On Associational Missions— J. M. Holleman, A. D. Jones, W. D. 
Graham. 

On Finance — R. H. Smith and A. L. Byrd. 

On State Missions— L. R. Dixon and J. M. Holleman. 

On Home Missions — Joseph Salmon and G. Sexton. 

On Foreign Missions — O. Churchill and J. L. Ennis. 

On Obituaries — H. W. Graham and A. A. Kelly. 

On Prayer-Meetings— R. J. Bennett, G. W. Spence, E. G. Stephenson. 

On Bible-Schools — The Sunday-School Board. 

On Education — Allen Betts, W. R. Bennett, W. R. Johnson. 

On Periodicals— J '. A. Campbell, J. M. B. Thomas, E. F. McNeill. 

On Baptist Orphanage— A. N. Campbell, J. W. Collins, B. C. Campbell. 

On Temperance — E. B. Johnson and Reddin Byrd. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9:30 a. m. 

Prayer by Elder Churchill. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday, October 31 st, 1890. 

Bro. J. L. Ennis reads 41st Psalm and leads in prayer. 

Roll is called and minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Correspondents invited. Elders L. R. Dixon, from the Sandy Creek 
Association, and J. A. Speight, Associate Editor of the Biblical Recor- 
der, are welcomed to seats. 

Report on Home Missions is read by Eider Joseph Salmon, and, after 
remarks by Elders Joseph Salmon, Allen Betts, J. A. Speight and J. A, 
Campbell, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for Home Missions, $5.72. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The field of the Home Mission Board is very large, including the 
Southern States, Cuba and Mexico. There have been about 300 mission- 
aries under the employment of this Board during this year, and about 
7,000 baptpms have been reported. North Carolina has contributed 
about $2,800 towards the support of this Board, of which amount our 
Association has contributed less than $10. We would urge upon the 
churches to take at least one collection for this work during the year 
and forward to Bro. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, Raleigh, N. C. 

JOSEPH SALMON. 

GREEN SEXTON, 

Committee. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Elder J. A. Campbell read the following 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The one great need of our people is information. The Little River 
Association cannot hope to grow and develop its strength without 
informing itself with regard to the needs and progress of the work in 
our Association, in the State, and throughout the world. Our people 
who know nothing about our work are not to blame so much for not 
doing, but for not knowing, as they cannot feel much interest in that 
about which they know nothing. The Biblical Recorder gives full and 
accurate information weekly, concerning our missionaries and mission 
fields, and every department of our work throughout the world, and is 
the means of bringing us nearer to each other and into sympathy with 
a host of Christians. The Recorder has been a strong friend to this 
Association, and to the paper we owe much of our progress and influ- 
ence. It should be read by every family in this Association. 

We would also mention Charity and Children as being a valuable 
little paper, and especially adapted to the needs of the children, giving 
us weeklv news from our Orphanage. 

J. A. CAMPBELL. 
J. M. B. THOMAS, 
E. F. McNEILL, 

Committee. 

Bro. Speight made an excellent speech and secured a good list of 
names for the Recorder. 

The Association then adjourned for preaching, by Bro. Speight, who 
gave us a most excellent sermon from Exodus xiv: 13-15. Subject: 
"Man's view of life and its work, against God's view of life and its 
work." 

Adjourned for dinner. 



Afternoon Session. 

Bro. Betts made a short speech on Periodicals, and, on motion, the' 
report is adopted. 

The Moderator reported that there is still due about $170 on Benson 
church, and the brethren came forward and placed on the table $7.38 
toward the debt. 

Bro. W. R. Bennett reads the following 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

God in His wisdom gave us minds susceptible of being educated.. Let 
us appreciate this great gift to the extent that we do all in our power 
that we may better prepare ourselves to do the work God has assigned 
us. Our preachers need education, that they may simplify the word of 
God and teach the most illiterate the way of life. Therefore, brethren, 
let us help these needy ones who are unable to educate themselves, 
with our prayers and means, that they may handle the word of God so 
as to evangelize the world. There is one young man from this Associ- 
ation at Wake Foi est College now being aided by the Board of Educa- 
tion while he is studying to prepare himself to preach the gospel. Let 
us help him. 

W. R. BENNETT, 
ALLEN BETTS, 
W. R. JOHNSON, 
Committee. 



MINUTES OF THE 



On motion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren W. R. Bennett, 
Allen Betts, E. B. Johnson and others. Collection for Ministerial Edu- 
cation amounts to $2.43. 

The churches agreed to try to raise the following amounts during 
next year for Education : 

50 

00 
50 
00 



Friendship $10 00 

Hector's Creek ... 10 00 

Piny Grove 5 00 

Antioch 5 00 

Baptist Grove . 5 00 

Cameron's Grove 5 00 

Holly Springs.. 3 00 

Buie's Creek 2 50 

Neill's Creek 2 50 



Juniper Springs $ 2 

Canon Grove 2 

Apex 1 

Pine Forest 1 

Mt. Tabor 100 

New Hill 1 00 

Bethel ... j 1 00 

Pleasant Rids; 



Lge. 



Elder O. Churchill reads the following 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The great commission given by our Lofd was, " Go into all the world 
and preach the gospel to every creature." This being the plan God has 
ordained for the conversion of the world, we, as the disciples of Christ, 
feel it to be our duty to extend the gospel more fully to regions beyond. 
The demands upon us now are greater than ever before. We, as Bap- 
tists, feel that we should put forth a stronger effort than ever before. 
The great empire of China is calling now for more men and women to 
preach the gospel there. Should we not send them and support them? 

O. CHURCHILL, 
J. L. ENNIS, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by Elders O. Churchill, Allen Betts (on motion, 
speeches are limited to ten minutes), L. R. Dixon and J. A. Campbell, 
and a collection is taken, amounting to $4.00. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow morning 9:30. 

Prayer by Bro. Dixon. 



k THIRD DAY. 

Saturday, November 1st, 1890. 

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. L. R. Dixon, who read 
part of the eleventh chapter of Acts, and led in prayer. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Roll is called and several 
new delegates enrolled. 

Elder R. J. Bennett read the 

I REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

The Word tells us to "pray without ceasing." We often see the great 
necessity of prayer in our churches in order to get our brethren to work 
in the cause of our Master. We think all our churches should have 
prayer-meetings at least weekly, for a church without a prayer-meeting 
is almost dead. It gives strength to the church and binds its members 
together. We think that family prayer should not be neglected. 

R. J. BENNETT, 
E. G. STEPHENSON. 
G. W. SPENCE. 

Committee. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



After remarks by brethren R. J. Bennett, J. L. Ennis and E. G. 
Stephenson, on motion, the report is adopted. 
Bro. E. B. Johnson reads the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

"Be temperate in all things" is one of the Christian graces. This 
signifies that we should be temperate in the use of all necessaries of life, 
and not the erroneous idea that, in order to be temperate in all things, 
we must partake moderately of all things, evil and good. "Abstain 
from the very appearance of evil " and "Be not overcome of evil." The 
use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage is one of the greatest, if not the 
greatest, enemy to the church of Christ. Just so long as men are 
allowed to have it, just so long will drunkenness be paramount in the 
land. The time for action has come. God is calling upon us as Chris- 
tian people to obliterate this evil. High license does not prevent, but 
centralizes the evil. To effect a final cure of a disease the cause must 
be removed. The only way to stop drunkenness in our country is to pre- 
vent by law the manufacture, sale, use and importation of all intoxica- 
ting drinks as a beverage. Prohibition is the only medium through 
which the needed legislation "can be obtained. Therefore, your com- 
mittee do recommend the united vote of all Christian people for prohi- 
bition. May God help us all to vote right. 

E. B. JOHNSON, 
REDDIN BYRD, 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren E. B. Johnson, R. Byrd and Allen Betts, 
on motion, the report is adopted. 

Eldpr L. R. Dixon read the report on State Missions, and, after remarks 
by brethren L. R. Dixon, J. M. Holleman and J. A. Campbell, on 
motion, the report is adopted as follows : 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The object of the State Mission Board is to fill all the destitute sec- 
tions with Baptist preaching. Colporters and Baptist literature. This 
Board has employed this year one hundred men, which will make it 
necessary to raise $15,000 to pay them, only one-half of which has 
been sent up. One hundred dollars have been expended this year by 
this Board in this Association. Will we not send up our part of this 
deficit? 

L. R. DIXON, 
J. M. HOLLEMAN, 
Committee. 

The brethren and congregation made a contribution for State Missions, 
amounting to $20.50. 

The brethren agreed to try to raise the following amounts for State 
Missions during next year : 

Hector's Creek $10 00 

Friendship 10 00 

Piny Grove 10 00 

Antioch 5 00 

Neill'sCreek 5 00 

Buie's Creek 5 00 

BaptistGrove 5 00 

Holly Springs 5 00 

Juniper Springs 5 00 

Apex 2 00 



Bethel 


... $ 2 00 


New Hill 

Tabor 


1 00 

1 00 


Pine Forest , 

Benson 


.... 1 00 
1 00 


Canon Grove 

Cameron's Grove 


100 

1 00 



Pleasant Ridge 1 00 

Macedonia 100 



MINUTES OF THE 



Elder O. Churchill made a few remarks concerning a church-house 
being built for Pleasant Ridge, and asked the brethren to help pay a 
little debt on their work. The collection amounted to $11.86. 



Afternoon Session. 

For Treasurer's report as adopted, see Appendix. 
Elder J. M. Holleman read the following 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

This work is giving more life to this Association than any other mis- 
'sion. Our activity in this work is adding new life to all our mission 
work. The work at Benson has put on new life, and during the year, 
more than one hundred dollars have been paid on the two hundred and 
fifty dollar debt reported at last Association. All over the Association 
the work has never been mo.re prosperous. More money has been paid 
this year than any previous year, and more work done by the Board. Let 
us stand bv our Board and the work they are undertaking 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 
A. D. JONES, 
W. D. GRAHAM, 

Committee. 

Remarks were made by Elders Holleman and Betts, and the report 
was adopted. 

Elder A. N. Campbell reads the report on the Baptist Oi phange, and 
after remarks by Elders A. N. Campbell and J. A. Campbell, on motion, 
the report is adopted. Collection amounted to $16.13. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

" Faith, hope and charity, these three, but the greatest of these is 
charity." We have now atThomasville about 130 orphan children, who 
are cared for alone by the voluntary contributions of the people, mainly 
the Baptists. To feed, clothe and educate these children is our duty, and 
it takes money to carry on the work. Enough could be raised easily to 
care for many more, if all the people would contribute to their support. 
To care for the children of our dead brethren and sisters should bring 
forth our sympathy, our prayers and our aid. 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
J. W. COLLINS, 

B. C. CAMPBELL. 

Committee. 

Elder H. W. Graham read the 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

The Lord has been good to us in sparing so many of our lives during 
another year, but death has visited many of our homes, taking from 
among us our loved ones, and some of them our prominent and promis- 
ing ones. This should remind us all that in life is the time to serve the 
Lord and prepare for eternity. Brethren, let us double our diligence to 
make our calling and election sure, knowing that the summons to us is 
coming at a time we know not of. 

H. W. GRAHAM, 
; A. A. KELLY, 

Committee. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Remarks were made by Elders Graham and Collins, in which special 

mention was made of the death of Bro Black, of Little River 

church, and our young and promising brother D. W. Salmon, of Antioch 
church. 

On motion, the next session oi this Association meet with the church 
at Buie's Creek, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1891. 

On motion, Elder R. J. Bennett preach the Introductory Sermon, and 
Elder A. N. Campbell preach the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, Elder J. A. Campbell is elected a delegate to the Baptist 
State Convention, which meets at Shelby, November 12th, and $7.07 is 
paid toward defraying his expenses. 

Committee on Finance reported, and on motion, the report is received. 
(See Appendix.) 

Bro. H. Y. Smith offers a resolution of thanks to the brethren, sisters 
and friends of Antioch Church and community for their bounteous hos- 
pitality in entertaining the Association, which is unanimously adopted. 

On motion, the collection of to-morrow be equally divided between 
Associational, State and Foreign Missions. 

The Clerk is allowed $10 for his services, and Treasurer is instructed 
to pay out the funds on hand as directed in the letters. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow morning 9:30. 

Prayer by Elder Joseph Salmon. 

Elder L. R. Dixon preached at night to a large congregation. Text : 
Mark viii: 36 — "What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole 
world," etc. 



FOURTH DAY. 

Sunday Morning, November 2d, 1890. 

Prayer by Elder R. J. Bennett. 

On motion, the next Union meet with the church at Neill's Creek, on 
Friday before the fifth Sunday in November, 1890. Elder R. J. Bennett 
to preach the Introductory Sermon and Elder J. A. Campbell preach 
the Missionary Sermon. 

Brethren H. Y. Smith, W. R. Johnson and J. M. Holleman are^ 
appointed a committee on programme for the Union Meeting. 

Treasurer of Executive Board is allowed to hand his report to the 
Clerk. (See Appendix.) 

The following is the report of the Sunday-School Board, appointed at 
last Association : 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Your Board is glad of this opportunity of noting the great grow T th of 
the Sunday-school work within the bounds of our Association. 

At our meeting at Friendship in 1888, this Board was appointed, con- 
sisting then of only three members. At that time there were but three 
evergreen schools in our Association. During the next year, the Board 
had meetings and visited several of the churches in the interest of Sun- 
day-schools, and at Baptist Grove in 1889 there were seven schools that 
had continued during the winter. Two others were added to the Board. 
Since that time almost every church has been visited by some member 
of the Board, and the work kept prominently before our people. In 
March, 1890, we had a grand Sunday-School Convention at Piney Grove, 
which is intended to be a permanent organization to meet annually. At 
that meeting twelve Sunday-schools reported having run through the 
winter, and several new ones had been organized. This is a long step 



10 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



forward for God and the children. What shall be the report next 
March? What say the brethren and the churches, shall we go forward 
or backward ? God help us go forward. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. CAMPBELL, 
H. Y. SMITH, 
GEO. E. BYRD. 
J. M. BYRD. 
D. A. PATTERSON, 
Sunday-School Board. 

Brethren H. Y. Smith, B. C. Campbell, J. S. Smith and J. A. Camp- 
bell made short talks on the Sunday-school work. The Antioch class 
gave us some fine singing, led by Bro. P. H. Rogers. 

After a short intermission, Elder J. M, Holleman preached the Mis- 
sionary Sermon from Psalm 71:16 — "I will go in the strength of the 
Lord God." Collection for Associational, State and Foreign Missions 
amounted to $11.46. 

After partaking of a bountiful dinner the crowd dispersed. We have 
never had a more pleasant and prosperous session. More money was 
sent up by the churches, and there was more raised during the Associ- 
ation than we have ever done, and the brethren seemed hopeful for the 
next year. God help everyone of us "go forward," and do more the 
next year. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

J. A. Campbell, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1889. 

DR. 

To cash received for Minutes $ 25 00 

" Clerk'sfees 10 24 

" " " Associational Missions 14 87 

" " " State Missions 47 12 

" " " Home Missions 6 88 

u " " Foreign Missions 22 80 

" " " Ministerial Education.. 3145 

" " Baptist Orphanage... - 35 72 



Total in treasury $194 18 

CR. 

By cash paid for printing Minutes $ 25 00 

Clerk of Association 10 24 

Treasurer of Executive Board 14 87 

J. D. Boushall, State Missions 47 12 

Home Missions 6 88 

Foreign Missions 22 80 

Ministerial Education 31 45 

J. H. Mills, Baptist Orphanage 35 72 



Total amount paid out . 



$194 18 

J. A. CAMPBELL, 

Treasurer. 



12 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 



Churches. 



Antioch | $1 

Baptist Grove j 2 

Benson ! 

*Bethel j 

Buie's Creek \ 1 

Cameron's Grove. 

Canon Grove 

Central Ch., Apex 1 

County Line . 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs... 

Little River 

Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill .... 

New Life 

Pine Forest 

Piny Grove 

Pleasant Ridge. . . 
Stony Creek . . 
Collected at Asso. 



2 00 
2 00 
1 00 
1 30 



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50 



1 00 

1 00 

93 

29 



25 

1 00 

25 



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11 



1 17 



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2 00 

1 00 

2 00 
1 10 



1 50 



2 20 
2 00 
1 37 






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$2 00 $1 00i$l 00 
15! 2 75 

50! 

2 00! 2 53 



$2 50 $13 47 



6 30! 1 04 

10 00! 3 50 

2 10 4 00 

1 45! 1 35 



1 28 

2 45 
1 54 



1 63 1 64 
3 20 2 73 
1 Ol! 1 00 



1 00 1 00! 50 
a 00 ... : i 3 45 

1 50 52! 50 



3 82 



24 32! 7 82 



Total 25 08 10 00 29 56 62 72i35 3127 38154 13 19 50263 68 



2 10 3 60 



00! 
00 ! 



6 40! 6 00 

5 00 3 00 

25! 75 

65! 4 75 



90! 30 
1 00 2 35 



1 00i 1 00 
1 50! 7 46 

! 51 



2 43 16 13 



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1 oo 



1 25 
40 



1 00 

3 60 

70 

60 



1 00 
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50 



5 72 



8 57 
2 80 
13 83 
12 75 
1 85 
4 11 
7 50 



25 94 
30 10 
11 10 
10 39 



70 

7 75 

15 71 

5 70 
75 

6 00 
19 41 

3 84 



61 41 



*Sent to Association for Benson debt 5 

Collected at Association for Benson debt - 7 



Total $276 92 



Respectfully, 



R. H. SMITH, 
A. L. BYRD, 

Committee, 



APPENDIX. 



13 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

DR. 



Churches. 



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Antioch 

Baptist Grove . 

Benson - 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove 

Canon Grove 

Central Church, Apex . . 

County Line j 

Friendship 2 52 

Hector's Creek. j 1 26 

Holly Springs . _ . . _ . 1 52 

Juniper Springs i 

Macedonia j 

Mt. Tabor .__.,• \ 

Neill's Creek ... j . 

New Hill ..! 15 

New Life 40 

Pine Forest... I 75 

Piny Grove j 1 50 

Pleasant Ridge 

Stony Creek . 

Sunday Collection 4 67 



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1 24 



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2 26 
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1 65 


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1 28 

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1 54 



1 00 
3 00 
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3 82 



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2 00 

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1 00 

15 01 

10 71 

5 14 

1 60 



3 95 
5 98 
5 11 
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3 51 



23 12 



Dec, 1889. Paid Elder A. N. Campbell for services $ 4 

' ' Allen Betes for services 4 

" H.W.Graham fors3rvices 4 

Bro. R. H. Smith. Clerk 2 

March, 1890. " Elder J. M. Holleman for services ... . 12 

" Allen Betts for services .. 6 

June, 1890. " " J. M. Holleman for services ... 12 

' ' Allen Betts for services 6 

'' H. W. Graham for services 12 

August, 1890. " " J. M. Holleman for services. ... 8 

' ' Allen Betts for services 4 

" A. N. Campbell for services 4 

' ' O. Churchill for services 1 . 4 

Nov., 1890. " " J. M. Holleman for services . .'_ . 8 

" Allen Betts for services. _ 4 

" A. N. Campbell for services 4 

" O.Churchill for services 12 

" H.W.Graham for services 8 



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Total paid missionaries 



$118 00 

R. H. SMITH, 
Treasurer Executive Board. 



14 



APPENDIX. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Churches. 



Superintendents and P. O. 



Antioch M. M. 

Baptist Grove .... B. C. 

Benson j J. H. 

Bethel Alex. 

Buie"s Creek Wm. 

Cameron's Grove. ID. H. 

Canon Grove None 

Central Ch., Apex Wm. 

County Line None 

Friendship J jA. L. 

Hector s Creek.... 'H. Y. 
Holly Springs .... J. M. 
Juniper Springs -..A. P. 
Macedonia None 



Black, Norval 

Campbell, Ballentine's M'l 

Boone, Benson 

West. Westville 

Pearson. Poe's 

Morriss. Swann's Station. 

reported 

Johnson. Apex 

reported ... 

Byrd, Bunn's Level 

Smith. Bradley's Store. .. 

Thomas, Broadway . . 

Thomas. Broadway 

reported 



Mt. Tabor 

NehTs Creek 

New Life 



Pine Forest j None reported 

Piny Grove 

Pleasant Ridge 

Stonv Creek 

New' Hill 



J. W. Colyer, L. R. Academy. 

W. R. Johnson. Wythe ... .... 

B. F. Campbell, Barclaysville .. 



J. D. Denniss. Ballentine's Mills 

Not given . . 

J. W. Cannadv. Benson 

H. J. Barker, New Hill .... . . . 






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7 S3 90'Yes. 

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BUIE'S CREEK ACADEMY, 

POE'S, HARNETT COUNTY, N. C. 



Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Principal. 

Miss CORNELIA F. PEARSON, Assistant. 



The sixth session under its present management will 
BEGIN DECEMBER 2d, 1890, 

and continue twenty weeks. Good buildings, affording 
ace immodation for 130 pupils. Over 200 pupils have been 
enrolled in the school since its foundation. Experienced 
teachers. 

The Principal has had over 500 pupils under his instruc- 
tion. 

■ 
PREPARES FOR COLLEGE OR FOR BUSINESS. 

Special training for those desiring to teach in the public 
schools 

Rates low. Tuition from $1 00 to $3 00 per month. 

Board, everything included, $6.50 to $7.00. ' 

A discount of 50 per cent, on tuition given ministers or I 
their children. Indulgence given worthy parties. 

For further information, apply to 



J. A. CAMPBELL, 

POE'S, HARNETT COUNTY, N. C. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Sixteenth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Little ^iver Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH 

buie's creek church, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C., 

October 29, 50, 51,^ IJoveiqber 1st, 1391. 



Elder J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator Apex, K C. 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Poe's, N. C. 

1 1; ^F™/. v. v.v. : : : : : : : : :::::::::::::::::] Rea ™^ Clerks - 



The Next Session will be Held with Holly Springs Church, Har- 
nett County, Beginning on Thursday before the. First 
Sunday in November, 1892. Holly Springs is Seven 
Miles West of Lillington and Nine Miles 
East of Jonesboro, Nearest Station. 



NASH BROS., 

Publishers, Printers and Binders, 

Goldsboro, N. C. 



jVIINUTES 



OF THE 



SJbcteentn Annual Session 



OF THE 



Little I^iver Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



buie's creek church, 



October 29, 50, 51, ^ fywenjber 1st, 159L 



Elder J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Poe's, N. C. 

E. B. JOHNSON j b^-p^ n TVT>r , 

tt y QAfTTH ] HEADING CLERKS. 



The Next Session will be Held with Holly Springs Church, Har- 
nett County, Beginning on Thursday before the First 
Sunday in November, '1892. Holly Springs is Seven 
Miles West of Lillington and Nine Miles 
East of Jonesboho, Nearest Station. 



NASH BROS., 

Publishers, Printers and Binders, 

goldsboro, n. c. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

R. J. Bennett New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts. . . Varina, N. 0. 

A. N. Campbell Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell •. . . Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins Chalk Level, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N, C. 

J. M. Holleman Apex, N. C. 

Joseph Salmon Payetteville, N. C. 

J. R. Spence Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 



LICENTIATES. 

J. D. Dennis Ballentine's Mills, N. C 

E. B. Johnson Bunn's Level, N. C. 

L. B. Hunt Broadway, N. C. 

E. G. Stephenson Myatt's Mills, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Antioch — E. J. Patterson. 
Baptist Grove — J. F. Jones. 
Benson — N. H. Gibbs. 
Bethel— Alex. West. 
Bute's Creek — J. M. Byrd. 
Cameron's Grove — J. Callcutt. 
Canon Grove— M. H. Bond. 
Central— W. H. Doane. 
Friendship— D. S. Williams. 
Hector's Cre&k—R. H. Smith. 
Holly Springs— W. M. Patterson. 
Stony Creek— J. W. Cannady. 



Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 
Lillington — J. T. Rogers. 
Little River— LI. Black. 
Macedonia — W. B. Baker. 
Mt. Tabor — Jacob Reardon. 
Mill's Creek— -M. H. Matthews. 
New Hill— J. J. Welch. 
New Life — J. L. Johnson. 
Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 
Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly. 
Piny Grove — NT. I. Spence. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 

J. A. Campbell, J. M. Byrd, 

G. E. Byrd, D. A. Patterson, 

H. Y. Smith, B. C. Campbell. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Buie's Creek Church, Harnett County, N. C, 

Thursday, October 29th, 1891. 

The sixteenth annual session of the Little River Bap- 
tist Association met with the above mentioned church 
Thursday, October 29th, 1891. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder R. 
J. Bennett, from Acts 14:8-20. 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes, the Asso- 
ciation assembled for business. 

The former Moderator, Elder J. M. Holleman, read 
the 1st Psalm. Prayer by Elder W. M. Page. 

The pastor of the church, Elder J. A. Campbell, gave 
a short address of welcome to the Association. 

The Moderator responded. 

Brethren H. Y. Smith and E. B. Johnson are ap- 
pointed Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled. 

Antioch — R. J. Patterson, H. B. Collins, J. R. Patter- 
son and J. K. Haigwood. 

Baptist Grove — B. C. Campbell, J. F. Jones and B. 
Dean. 

Benson — N. H. Gibbs. 

Bethel — D. J. McCorquodale. 

Buie's Creek — Wm. Pearson, R. Byrd, N. R. Greg- 
ory, A. W. Stewart and J. M. Byrd. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — M. H. Bond. 

Central Church (Apex) — H. M. Holleman. 

County Line — Disbanded. 

Friendship— D. J. Parker, J. W. Byrd, D. S. Wil- 
liams, A. L. Byrd and G. E. Byrd. 

Hector's Creek — R. H. Smith, H. Y. Smith, J. A. 
Bradley, J. C. Smith and T. H. Smith. 

Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson, M. B. O'Quinn, 
Thos. Holder and W. M. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill and J. A. Foushee. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

Lillington — J. T. Sogers. 

Little River — Not represented. 

Macedonia — Represented only by letter. 

Mt. Tabor — John Colyer. 

Mill's Creek — Benjamin Upchurch, J. A. Betts, 
Chas. Eicli, M. H. Matthews and J. F. McLeod. 

New Hill— J. J. Welch. 

New LiFE — Not represented. 

Pine Forest— E. B. Johnson, J. R. Kennedy, B. F. 
McLeod and J. L. Enihs. 

Piny Grove — A. D. Jones, G. W. Spence, J. A. Gil- 
bert, A. B. Betts and J. C. Ballentine. 

Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly. 

Stony Creek — Not represented. 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, R. J. Ben- 
nett, A. N. Campbell, J. A. Campbell, J. W. Collins 
and J. M. Holleman. 

Licentiates — J. D. Dennis, E. B. Johnson, J. R. 
Spence and E. G. Stephenson. 

Petitionary letters called for. None. 

Correspondents and visitors are invited. Elders W. 

C. West and W. M. Page, from the South River Asso- 
ciation, and W. G. King, from the Sandy Creek Asso- 
ciation, report themselves and are welcomed to seats. 

On motion, proceed to the election of officers. 

Result : Elder J. M. Holleman is re-elected Modera- 
tor and Elder J. A. Campbell is re-elected Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church are 
appointed a committee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, committees are appointed on the usual 
subjects, with Colportage added. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

On Finance — R. H. Smith and A. L. Byrd. 

State Missions — W. G. King, W. D. Patterson and 

D. S. Williams. 

Home Missions — Allen Betts, Chas. Rich and E. G. 
Stephenson. 

Foreign Missions — W. M. Page. J. L. Ennis and J. 
R. Spence. 

Obituaries — J. C. Ballentine and D. J. Parker. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Prayer Meetings — A. D. Jones, J. J. Welch and C. 
B. McNeill. 

Periodicals— E. B. Johnson, W. C. West and H. M. 
Holleman. 

Orphanage — J. A. Campbell, A. B. Betts and J. P. 
Patterson. 

Temperance — J. M. Byrd and G. W. Spence. 

Colportage — -A. N. Campbell, Wm. Pearson and J. 
A. Betts. 

Sunday Schools — The S. S. Board. 

Education — H. Y. Smith and E. J. Patterson. 

Assoeiational Missions — R. J. Bennett, A. A. Kelly 
and J. F. Jones. 

On motion, adjourned till 9:30 to-morrow morning. 
Prayer by Bro. King. Benediction by Moderator. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday, October 30th, 1891. 

The congregation sang, ' 'Must Jesus Bear the Cross 
Alone ? " Prayer by Bro. E. Gr. Stephenson. Minutes 
of yesterday read and roll of delegates called. 

Bro. A. D. Jones read the following report on Prayer 
Meetings, and after stirring speeches by brethren A. D. 
Jones, Allen Betts, E. G. Stephenson, A. N. Campbell, 
J. R. Spence and H. Y. Smith, the roport is adopted as 
follows : 

report on prayer meetings. 

It has been said, and truthfully, too, that prayer is the key by which 
we gain admittance into the Kingdom of Heaven. We feel the need of 
strong and able work being done in the bounds of our Association for the 
furtherance of God's cause. Hence, we would recommend that every 
church have, at least, a monthly prayer meeting and a ; weekly one, if 
possible. It is through prayer that the church is built up and made 
strong in the gospel. Brethren, pray earnestly for more laborers and more 
of the grace of God to sustain them in their work. Respectfully, 

A. D. Jones, 

J. J. Welch, \- Committee. 

C. B. McNeill, 



b MINUTES OF THE 

Elder W. M. Page read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

All men alike are sinners before God. All nations are under the curse 
and are condemned. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to 
everyone that believeth. ' 'But how shall they believe in Him of whom 
they have not heard? and how shall they bear* without a preacher? and 
how shall they preach except they be sent? Brethren, these are grave 
questions. There is an increased demand upon us for greater effort to 
give the gospel to the world. W. M. Page, ) 

J. L. Ennis, - Committee. 
J. R. Spence, ) 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren 
W. M. Page, Allen Betts, J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holle- 
man. Elder W. Gr. King then led the congregation in 
a fervent prayer for the heathen and the missionaries 
on foreign fields. 

A collection, amounting to §5.62, is taken up for For- 
eign Missions. 

Elder S. C. Page is welcomed as a visitor from the 
South Eiver Association. 

On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 
Elder Betts reads the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Home Missions is the work of the Southern Baptist Convention. The 
held is very large, including all the Southern States and the island of Cuba, 
The work is very encouraging and calls for our earnest help. For your 
special information, we refer you to the Home Field, a mission paper pub- 
lished at Atlanta, Georgia, by the Home Board. Brethren, the field is 
very large and important. See that you help by your prayers and your 
means. Allen Betts, ) 

E. G-. Stephenson, - Committee. 
Charlie Rich, ) 

After remarks by brethren Allen Betts, E. G. Steph- 
enson, E. B. Johnson and J. A. Campbell, on motion, 
the report is adopted. Collection for Home Missions, 

$3.62. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. < 

Elder W. G. King reads the following 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The Spirit of Missions is the Spirit of Christ. Our marching orders are 
to give the gospel to every creature. It is with profound gratitude to 
God that we look upon the mighty results that have followed the efforts 
of the Baptists of North Carolina to obey the great command of our Lord, 
so far as our own State is concerned. In the last half century the Baptists 
have grown from a mere handful to nearly three hundred thousand, by 
the efforts put forth to give the people the gospel. But much remains 
yet to be done. Large territories of our State are yet without the gospel 
as preached and believed by Baptists. Our State Board is trying to sup- 
ply the destitution as rapidly as they can, but, in order to do this, they 
must have money. Only a few days remain until the meeting of our 
Convention in Goldsboro, and about $7,000 must be raised to meet obliga- 
tions for work done this year. What shall we do about the matter? and 
what shall we do for the next year? 

W. G. King, j 

D. S. Williams, J- Committee. 

W. D. Patterson, ) 

On motion, State Missions is made the special order 
for to-morrow, 10:30 a. m. 
Bro. J. M. Byrd reads the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We are taught in the Bible to be temperate in all things, and to abstain 
from the appearance of evil. How can we better do this than to do all in 
our power to encourage temperance by our words and lives and discourage 
intemperance in the same way? We do earnestly urge upon all church 
members to totally abstain from all intoxicating drink as a beverage. May 
God bless those who are working for temperance, and may the time soon 
come when all who profess to be Christians will see the evils of intemper- 
ance. J. M. Byrd, ) n ... 

G. W. Spence, \ Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren 
J. M. Byrd, W. C. West, A. D. Jones, Allen Betts and 
R. J. Bennett. On motion, adjourned till to-morrow, 
9:30 a. m. 

Prayer by Bro. S. C. Page. Benediction by Bro. W. 
C. West. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

THIRD DAY. 
Saturday Morning, Oct. 31st, 1891. 

Exercises opened by singing, ''Jesus Lover of My 
Soul." Prayer by Brother J. D. Dennis. 

Eoll called, minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Bro. J. C. Ballentine reads the Eeport on Obituaries 
aiifl, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

The- good Lord has been very kind to many of us in sparing our lives 
another year. But by reference to our church letters we find that there 
have been nineteen deaths in our body since our last annual meeting. 
This should remind us that life is uncertain but death is certain and that 
we should prepare in the former for the latter. Respectfully, 



J. C. Ballenttne, ) 
D. J. Parker. \ 



Committee. 



Treasurer of Association reports and, on motion, the 
report is received. (See Appendix.) 

Elder J. A. Campbell offers the following report on 
the Baptist Orphanage, and after remarks by him, on 
motion, the report is received, and a collection for the 
Orphanage is taken, amounting to $10.11. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

In our Orphanage at Thomasville, there are now about one hundred and 
twenty children being taught to work, and kept in school as much of the 
time as is possible. The children there are well cared for, and the train- 
ing is of such a nature as to make of them useful men and women — useful 
to the church and the State. Although the work was so recently begun, 
great and glorious results are already visible and still the work continues 
to grow. The support of this institution is dependent entirely upon the 
free-will contributions of the people, and should our contributions at any 
time cease, the great work must stop and the children be sent away or 
suffer. We recommend Charity and Children, an eight-page paper, pub- 
lished at the Orphanage in the interest of the institution. 

J. A. Campbell, ) 
A. B. Betts, - Committee. 

J. R. Patterson, \ 



The hour for the consideration of State Missions hav- 
ing arrived, the report is re-read and, on motion to 
adopt, speeches are made by Elders W. G. King and J. 
M. Holleman, and a collection, amounting to $10, is 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

taken for State Missions, Lillington Baptist Church, 
having once been a member of this Association, and 
having joined the Ealeigh Association without a letter 
from this body, but now desiring to reunite with us, 
on motion, the church is received and delegates wel- 
comed to seats. 

On motion, the next session of this body meet with 
the church at Holly Springs, Harnett Co. , on Thursday 
before the first Sunday in November, 1892. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman preach the Intro- 
ductory Sermon and Elder J. A. Campbell preach the 
Missionary Sermon. . 

On motion, the next Union Meeting be held with the 
church at Friendship, beginning on Friday before the 
fifth Sunday in January, 1892. On motion, Elder Allen 
Betts preach the Introductory Sermon and Elder J. M. 
Holleman, the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Keport on Associational Missions is read by Bro. R. 
J. Bennett, and, after remarks by him, on motion, the 
report is adopted. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

We believe that this work is doing more for the upbuilding of the 
churches within our bounds and the spread of the gospel in the destitute 
places of our Association than any other object before us. Seeing the 
great needs of the work and the great necessity of carrying it forward, we 
earnestly pray that our brethren will urge the matter in all our churches. 
We believe all our members should help in this matter by their means and 
their prayers. K. J. Bennett, ) 

J. F. Jones, >■ Committee. 

A. A. Kelly, ) 

Committee on Keligious Exercises report that Elder 
W. C. West will now preach at the Academy. 

Bro. T. B. Lanier is welcomed as a visitor from the 
Raleigh Association. 

The Report on Education is read by Bro. H. Y, Smith, 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

and, after remarks by brethren Holleman and Betts, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

KEPORT ON EDUCATION. 

There are sixty young brethren at Wake Forest College for the purpose 
of better preparing themselves for the work of the ministry. Forty of 
these young men are being aided by the Board of Education from the 
free-will offerings of the people. This Board is. doing a work that is 
greatly helpful to the ministry of our denomination and, therefore, to our 
people at large. This work demands our aid and earnest prayers that our 
leaders may be properly trained and fitted for their work. We should 
also do what we can in general education, that our membership may be 
better informed and better able to do service in the Master's cause. Let 
us stir up ourselves on this subject and do more in educating the rising- 
generation. H. Y. Smith, ) p nTnTnittpp 

R. J. Patterson, ] Committee. 

On motion, Elder J. A. Campbell is allowed the priv- 
ilege of advertising his school, Buie's Creek Academy, 
on the fly-leaf of the minutes. 

The following are appointed delegates to the Baptist 
State Convention, which meets at Goldsboro: . 

Brethren J. M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell, E. B. 
Johnson, Allen Betts, E. J. Bennett and D. S. Williams. 

On motion of Bro. E. B. Johnson, the usual vote of 
thanks is tendered the Buie's Creek Church and com- 
munity for their kindness and hospitality in entertain- 
ing this body. 

The following is the report on Colportage, and, after 
remarks by some of the brethren, on motion, the report 
is adopted. 

REPORT ON COLPORTAGE. 

There is at present a great opportunity before us to reach the people in 
the destitute sections of our Association, by having a colporter to go from 
house to house, pray with the people, sell and distribute Bibles, Testa- 
ments, tracts and other religious literature, organize and push forward the 
Sunday School work and advance the Master's cause in whatever he can. 
We, therefore, recommend that the Executive Board of our Association 
be authorized to employ a man for this work as soon as they may be able, 
and we pledge our support in the work. 

A. K Campbell, ) 

William Pearson, >• Committee. 

J. A. Betts, ) 

Eev. E. B. Johnson reads the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The great need of our people is a better understanding of the Lord's 
Kingdom and a better knowledge of the demands of the Baptist cause. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 11 

If you wish to know more about our Associational and State Mission 
work, take and read the Biblical Recorder. If you would know more 
about Home Missions, take and read the Home Field. If you wish to 
know more of Foreigh Missions, take and read the Foreign Mission 
Journal. If you would know how many poor orphans are suffering for 
lack of your alms, take and read Charity and Children. If you cannot 
take all of these, take such as you can. 

E. B. Johnson, j 

H. M. Holleman, [ Committee. 

W. C. West, j 

On motion, the consideration of this report is deferred 
until to-morrow morning. 

Committee on Finance report and the report is adopted. 
(See Appendix.) 

On motion, the Clerk is allowed $10 for his services. 
The Treasurer of the Executive Board is allowed to hand 
in his report to the Clerk of the Association, to be insert- 
ed in the minutes. (See Appendix. ) 

On motion, adjourn till to-morrow, 9:30 a. m. 



SUNDAY MOKNING. 

Prayer by Bro. J. E. Spence. 

The appointment of an Executive Board for the next 
year is left with the Moderator and Clerk. On motion, 
the Moderator appoint a Sunday School Board for the 
next year. Appointed : Brethren J. A. Campbell, G. 
E. Byrd, H. Y. Smith, J. M. Byrd, D. A. Patterson and 
B: C. Campbell. 

Bro. G. E. Byrd read for the Sunday School Board the 
following 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Since our report last year, the members of the Board have continued to 
visit the Sunday Schools within our bounds, and have endeavored to keep 
this great work prominently before the people. In March of the present 
year, our annual Convention was to have been held with the church at 
Friendship, but, owing to the great freshet in the Cape Fear river, there 
was no representation at all from this side of the river. Still, we had a 
good meeting, and the Sunday School work was warmly and enthusiasti- 
cally discussed. The marked improvement during the short period this 
system has been adopted is already plainly visible in almost every church 
and community within our bounds. There are more schools that continue 



12 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

through the whole year, the attendance is better and our teachers and 
superintendents are becoming more efficient. We pray you, brethren, 
more seriously consider this all important work. Shall we not press for- 
ward? The work is encouraging, and the Lord is blessing our efforts. 
Shall we not undertake greater things for Him and the youth of our land? 
J. A. Campbell, G. E. Byrd, 

H. Y. Smith, J. M. Byrd, 

D. A. Patterson, B. C. Camprell, 

Sunday School Board. 



After some appropriate remarks by Bro. G. E. Byrd, 
the report is adopted. 

Bro. E. B. Johnson addresses the body on the subject 
of Periodicals and secures a number of subscriptions for 
the Home Field, and the Clerk receives a good list of 
subscribers for the Biblical Kecorder and Charity and 
Children, and, on motion, the Keport on Periodicals is 
adopted. 

' After a short intermission, the people re-assembled for 
preaching. On account of sickness, Elder A. N. Camp- 
bell, the appointee, being unable to preach, by his 
request, Elder W. G. King preaches the Missionary Ser- 
mon in the church, from Luke 12:7 — "Ye are of More 
Value than Many Sparrows." 

Elder S. C. Page preaches at the same hour in the 
Academy, and yet many people could not get in either 
house. The Clerk did not learn Bro. Page's text. The 
collection from both congregations for Association, State 
and Foreign Missions, amounted to $9.64. 

After an intermission for dinner, Bro. J. E. Spence, 
having been fully and satisfactorily examined by a pres- 
bytery composed of all the ministers present, was set 
apart to the full work of the gospel ministry. Elder 
Allen Betts offers the prayer. Elder J. A. Campbell 
presents the Bible, and Elder J. M. Holleman delivers 
the charge. Benediction by Elder A. N. Campbell, and 
the Association adjourns. Thus ends another spiritual 
gathering. The contributions were larger than ever 
before, the discussions were interesting and entirely har- 
monious, and our work in every respect seems encour- 
aging. May we still "go forward." 
J. A. Campbell, J- M. Holleman, 

Clerk. Moderator. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1890. 

DR. 

To cash received for Minutes $ 25 08 

*) Clerk's fee 10 00 

" " Associational Missions 29 56 

? State Missions 62 72 

" " Home Missions 19 50 

" " " Foreign Missions 35 31 

" " Ministerial Education. 27 38 

" " Baptist Orphanage 54 13 

" Benson Church debt , 13 24 



Total for all objects $276 92 



(JR. 

By cash paid for printing Minutes $ 25 08 

Clerk of Association 10 00 

Treasurer of Executive Board 29 56 

J. D. Boushall, State Missions 62 72 

" " Home Missions 19 50 

" Foreign Missions 35 31 

" Ministerial Education 27 38 

Baptist Orphanage 54 13 

on Benson debt 1 13 24 



Total paid out. 



$276 92 



A. CAMPBELL, 

Treasurer. 



u 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Dr. 



Churches. 


Sent Bo'rd 
in Nov., 
1890. 


Sent Bo'rdl 
in 
May. i 


Sent to 
Associa- 
tion. 1 




Antioch 


$ 

45 


$ 

2 00 
1 00 


$7 63 
2 34 
2 00 
2 00 
2 36 


$ 7 63 


Baptist Grove 


4 79 


Benson 


3 00 


Bethel 




2 00 


Buie's Creek 


70 


2 80 


5 16 


Cameron's Grove 




Canon Grove 


25 

78 






25 


County Line 






78 


Central 


1 00 
"6 i5 


2 66 
10 81 

5 10 

4 65 

3 55 
1 25 

05 

1 58 

5 04 

2 50 
25 
30 

3 90 
2 56 

"3*57 


3 00 


Friendship 


1 70 
1 00 

1 28 


12 51 


Hector's Creek 


12 20 


Holly Springs 


5 93 


Juniper Springs 


3 55 


Lillington 






1 25 


Macedonia 


71 


1 74 


2 50 


Mt. Tabor 


1 58 


Neill's Creek 


1 00 


1 40 
1 50 

'Yes 

4 86 


7 44 


New Hill 


4 00 


New Life 


1 25 
25 

57 


1 50 


Pine Forest 


2 90 


Piny Grove 


9 38 


Pleasant Ridge 


2 56 


Stony Creek 


36 


40 


76 


Sunday Collection 


17 16 


Total 








111 78 


Bal. on hand from Association 


$ 


2 57 

9 72 


Collected at August meeting 








$ 


Total on hand 


124 07 


Cr. 

Paid R. J. Bennett 

Paid Allen Betts 


% 


44 00 
33 50 

24 57 


Paid R. H. Smith 




4 00 
18 00 


Paid 0. Churchill 








— 




U24 07 




t 


Trt 


asurer 


R. H. i 

Execut 


>MITH, 
ive Board. 



APPENDIX. 



15 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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Total sent 
to 
Association. 


Antiocli 


$1 25 
1 50 
50 
50 
1 75 
75 
50 

1 50 

2 00 
2 00 
1 10 
1 00 


$ 75 
50 
25 
25 
50 
20 


$2 34 
2 00 
2 00 
2 36 


$185 

25 

100 

2 00 

3 58 
45 


$125 


$2 50 
25 


$ 55 


$ 70 
1 00 


$ 8 85 


Baptist Grove .... 


5 84 

3 75 


Bethel 


2 00 

100 

25 


2 14 
100 

10 


2 00 

2 00 

10 


3 80 

2 00 

60 


14 69 


Buie's Creek 

Canon Grove 

Cameron's Grove. . 
Central 


14 19 
2 45 

50 


50 

1 00 

100 

50 

50 


2 00 

'2 00 
4 65 

3 55 


2 00 
8 60 
1000 
8 10 
5 00 


'2*56 

3 60 
125 


100 

2 45 

3 50 
12 05 

1 65 


1 50 

10 00 
5 00 

""*85 


1 00 

4 44 
3 00 
3 70 

5 00 


9 50 


Friendship 

Hector's Creek 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs. . 
Little River 


30 99 
30 10 
30 10 
18 80 


Lillin°"ton 


50 
75 

1 00 

2 00 
1 50 

25 
75 

3 00 
50 
40 


"25 
25 

100 
50 
25 
25 

1 00 


1 25 
05 

1 58 
5 04 

2 50 
25 
30 

3 90 
2 56 












1 75 


Macedonia 


1 02 
1 14 
5 00 
1 50 










2 07 


Mt. Tabor 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill 


1 13 


88 
2 50 
1 50 


72 
2 50 
100 


88 

i 66 


7 58 

18 04 

9 50 


New Life 


75 


Pine Forest 

Piny Grove 

Pleasant Ridge . . . 

Stony Creek 

Collected at Asso. 


30 
5 45 


30 
1 04 


30 

2 80 


30 

4 05 

70 


30 

8 00 


2 80 
29 24 

3 76 

40 


55 


3 57 


13 07 


3 62 


8 62 




10 11 


39 54 


Total 


25 00 


10 00 


41 90 


70 31 


Il7 94 


43 24 


31 27 


45 53 


285 19 







R. H. Smith, 
A. L. Byrd, 

Committee. 



Ekratta— On page 16, in Sunday School Statistics, "Mill's Creek 11 should be "Neill 1 
Oreek." 



16 



APPENDIX. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Churches. 



Antioch 

^Baptist Grove. 
Benson ........ 

Bethel 

Bethlehem .... 
Buie's Creek . . . 
Cameron's Gr've 
Canon Grove. . . 

Central 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek. 
Holly Springs. . 
Juniper Springs 

Macedonia 

Mt. Taber 

New Hill 

New Life 

Pine Forest 

Pleasant Ridge. 
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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



HELD WITH 



Holly Springs Baptist Church, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C, 

November 3rd, 4th, '-5th and 6th, 1892, 



H . Y. SMITH, Moderator, . .Bradley's Store, N. C. | 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, . Poe's, N. C. | 



The Next Session will be held with Mount Tabor Church, Cumberland 
County, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, jjj 
1893. Mount Tabor Church is two miles from Wade's, the nearest 
station . 



NASH BROTHERS, 

PUBLISHERS, PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



-riRvrn?] 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH 



Holly Springs Baptist Church, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. Or, 

November 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 1892, 



11 . Y. SMITH, Moderator, . .Bradley's Store, N. C. 

Elder J A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Foe's, N . C . 



The Next Session will be held with Mount Tabor Church, Cumberland 
County, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 
1893. Mount Tabor Church is two miles from Wade's, the nearest 
station . 



NASH BROTHERS, 

PUBLISHERS, PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

GOLDSBORO> N. 0. 



LIST OF OEDAINED MINISTEES. 

E. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts, Varina, N. C. 

A. N. Betts, Apex, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Polk, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swan's Station, N. 0. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

J. E. Spence, Ballentine's Mills, N.C. 

E. G. Stevenson, Myatt's Mills, N. C. 



LICENTIATES. 
L. B. Hunt, Broadway, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOAED. 



AnUoeh—H. B. Page. 
Baptist Grove— J. F. Jones. 
Benson— -K H. Gribbs. 
Bethel— Alex. West. 
Bute's Creek— B. F. Hamilton. 
Cameron's Grove — J. Calicut. 
Canon Qrove—Gl&xide Ellen. 
Central— W. H. Deane. 
Cumberland Unio?i—T. B. Lame 
Friendship— D . S. Williams. 
Hector's Creek— R. H. Smith. 
Holly Springs— J. M. Thomas. 



Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill. 
Lillington — J. T. Rogers. 
Little River — H. Black. 
Macedonia — J. D. Dean. 
Mount Tabor — C. T. Nixon. 
Weill's Creek— -M. H. Matthews. 
New Hill— J. J. Welch. 
New Life—B. E. Barber. 
Fine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 
Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly. 
Piny Grove — N. I. Spence. * 
Stony Greek — J. W. Canadjr. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOAED. 



J. A. Campbell, 
W. D. Patterson, 



J. M. Byrd, 
B. C. Campbell, 



H. Y. Smith 
A. L. Byrd. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Holly Springs Church, 

Harnett County, N. C, 

Thursday, Nov. 3, 1892. 

The seventeenth annual session of the Little River 
Baptist Association met with the above mentioned 
church Thursday, November 3rd, 1892. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Elder J. M. 
Holleman, from Acts 3: 6 — "In the name of Jesus Christ 
of Nazareth rise up and walk." 

After an intermission of forty -five minutes, the Asso- 
ciation assembled for business. 

Elder J. M. Holleman, the former Moderator, read 
a portion of the tenth chapter of Luke. Prayer by El- 
der W. R. Gwaltney. 

The Moderator appointed Brethren H. Y. Smith and 

A. N. Campbell, Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called, and delegates enrolled as 
follows : 

Antioch — H. C. Stuart, W. W. Salmon, J. K. Haig- 
wood, and J. B. F. Stuart. 

Baptist Grove — H. T. Gilbert, J. W. Blanchard, and 

B. Dean. 

Benson — N. H. Gibbs, J. H. Branham. J. E. Ivey. 
and D. V. Ivey. 

Bethel — John A. Clark. 

Buie's Creek — B. F. Hamilton. 

Cameron's Grove — H. W. Graham and W. D. Gra- 
ham. 

Canon Grove — Represented only by letter. 

Central Church (Apex) — Represented only by letter. 

Cumberland Union — M. H. Brown, J. A. Tutor, and 
W. F. Thomas. 

Friendship— W. J. Bethune, J. C. Parker, D. S. Wil- 
liams, and J. W. Byrd. 

Hector's Creek — R. H. Smith, J. A. Gilbert, S. F. 
Matthews, T. H. Smith, and D. L. Matthews. 




4- MINUTES OF THE 

Holly Springs — Malcom Thomas, Jackson Taylor, 
J. W. Patterson, J. R. Wilson and Thomas Holder. 

Juniper Springs — W. J. Thomas, T. H. Wilson, and 
Wm. Thomas. 

Lillington — R. Marsh. 

Little River — Not represented. 

Macedonia — Represented only by letter. 

Mt. Tabor — Wm. Hatcher, R. D. Colyer. 

Neill's Creek — L. D. Matthews, D. W. Matthews, 
and A. A. Johnson. 

New Hill — J. J. Edwards and W. H. Bennett. 

New Life — B. E. Barber and P. Pate. 

Pine Forest — B. F. McLeod and R. T. Kennedy. 

Piny Grove — G. W. Spence and N. I. Spence. . 

Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly, W. W. Dicken, and 
J. R. Kelly. 

Stony Creek — J. W. Canady and P. A. Canady. 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, A. N. 
Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. A. Campbell, J. W. Collins, 
J. D. Dennis, H. W. Graham, J. M. Holleman, and 
J. R. Spence, 

Licentiates — E. G. Stephenson. 

Petitionary letters called for. Cumberland Union 

aptist Church, presented a letter from the Raleigh As- 
sociation, asking to be received into our body. This 
Church, having once been a member of this body and 
having joined the Raleigh Association without a letter, 
on motion, the Church is received, and delegates wel- 
comed to seats. 

Correspondents and visitors invited. Elder. W. R. 
Gwaltney, as representative of Board of Education, re- 
ported and was welcomed to a seat. Bro. J. C. Caddell, 
representative of the Biblical Recorder, and Elder. W. G. 
King, from the Sandy Creek Association, report them- 
selves and are welcomed to seats. 

On motion, proceed to the election of officers for the 
ensuing year. Tellers: Brethren H. Y. Smith, A. N. 
Campbell, N. H. Gibbs and N. I. Spencu. 

Result : Bro. H. Y. Smith is elected Moderator. El- 
der J. A. Campbell is re-elected Clerk and Treasurer by 
acclamation. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. U 

. On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church are 
appointed a committee on Religious Exercise. 

On motion, the usual committees are appointed. 

The Moderator then appoints the following committees : 

On Education — W. E. Gwaltney, B. F. Hamilton 
and J. R. Spence. 

On Periodicals — J. C. Caddell, J. W. Collins and 
A. 1ST. Betts. 

On State Missions — J. M. Holleman, J. A. Gilbert 
and J. E. Ivey. 

On Home Missions — W. G. King, J. D. Dennis and 
W. J. Bethune. 

On Foreign Missions — J. A. Campbell, 0. Churchill 
and D. L. Matthews. 

On Obituaries — D. S. Williams and J. W. Byrd. 

On Prayer Meetings — H. W. Graham, N. H. Gibbs 
and T. H. Smith. 

On Baptist Orphanage — Allen Betts, A. A. Johnson 
and D. W. Matthews. 

On Temperance — A. N. Betts, J. W. Canady and 
E. G. Stephenson. 

On Colportage — -J. W. Collins, B. Dean and A. N. 
Campbell. 

On Sunday Schools — J. J. Edwards and Sunday 
School Board. 

On Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell, J. H. 
Branham and William Hatcher. 

On Finance — R. H. Smith and W. H. Bennett. 

On motion, adjourned till 9:30 a. m. to-morrow. 
Sang, "Praise God from whom all blessings now." 

Benediction by Elder J. M. Holleman. 



SECOND DAY. 



Friday, November 4th, 1892. 



Religious exercises were conducted by Elder J. A. 
Campbell, who read 121st Psalm. After spending thir- 
ty minutes in prayer service, the body proceeded to 



MINUTES OF THE 



business. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
Roll of delegates called, and new delegates enrolled. 
Bro. J. C. Caddell reads the 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

There never has been a time in the history of the "Baptists of North Car- 
olina when it was so necessary that our people should be acquainted with 
the various interests and objects of our work as a denomination. No one- 
can be interested in that about which he knows nothing. In order that 
our people shall feel an interest in the progress of our work, they must be 
acquainted with the places and objects of this work. In order to accom- 
plish this end, we earnestly commend to all our people the Biblical Record- 
er, which for more than fifty years lias been the faithful exponent of Bap- 
tist principles and Baptist progress in North Carolina. We also recommend 
the Foreign Mission Journal and the Home Field as mediums through 
which we may obtain invaluable information about our Home and Foreign 
Mission work. Charity and Children, a little paper published at the 
Orphanage, is worthy a place in every Baptist family in the State. 

J. C. Caddell, ) 

A. N. Betts, - Committee. 

J. W. Collins, ) 

After remarks by Brethren Caddell, Holleman, Gibbs 
and others, on motion, the report is adopted . Brother 
Caddell secures a good list of subscribers to the Recorder. 
Elder 0. Churchill is welcomed as a visitor from the 
Sandy Creek Association. 

Elder W. E. Gwaltney reads the report on Education, 
and, after a thrilling address by Bro. Gwaltney and a 
few remarks by the Clerk and others, on motion, the re- 
port is adopted as follows : 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The Board of Education aidec} forty two young men studying for the 
ministry last year. But, owing to the great scarcity of money, the num- 
ber has been reduced this year. The Board is now helping thirty-six. 
More than forty others are asking aid, but because of the financial depres- 
sion, they have to be denied. Three or four who are at the College now 
will have to leave by Christmas, if some aid cannot be given them. These 
ought not to leave with such meager preparation for their life-work. No 
agency of our Convention has done more for the cause of truth and the 
upbuilding of our denomination than the Board of Education. 

Your committee would specially urge upon all our young brethren who 
can do so to pursue the course of instruction offered at Wake Forest Col- 
lege. This is the College of our denomination, and is second to none in 
the South. 

We also recommend the female colleges at High Point, Oxford and 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Murfreesboro as well worthy the patronage of our people. At the same 
time, let us strive to build up good academie schools in our section. 

W. R. GWALTSEY. i 

B. F. Hamilton, - Committe. 

J. R. Spence, \ 

A collection for Ministerial Education is taken, 
amounting to $6.16. 

On motion, Elder J. A. Campbell is allowed the priv- 
ilege of advertising his school, Buie's Creek Academy, 
on the fly-leaf of our minutes. 

Treasurer of Association reports, and, on motion, the 
report is adopted. (See appendix.) 

Elder J. M. Holleman reads the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The spirit of missions is as old as the Christian religion, and lies at the 
bottom of all Christian work. The Baptists of North Carolina have for 
many years taken the lead among all others in State mission work. 

Hence, we have grown to outnumber them all put together. Until the 
organization of our State mission work more than fifty years ago, our 
growth was comparatively slow. Since then, churches have been organ- 
ized in almost every county in the State, and we now have over one hun- 
dred missionaries who report their work every quarter to our Correspond- 
ing Secretary. This Board tries to aid these missionaries according to the 
means furnished by you to this Board. Last year they gave back to this 
Associatien $1.84 more than we gave to the Board. This year they have 
promised to do more for us. Let us do more for this work.' 

J. M. HOLLEMAN. j 

J. A. Gilrekt, V Committee 

J. E. IVEY, ) 

After remarks by Brethren Holleman, Caddell, and 
W. E. Gwaltney, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for State Missions amounts to $2.47. 

On motion, speeches are limited to. ten minutes. 

Elder W. Gr. King reads the report on Home Missions, 
and, after remarks by Brethren King and Holleman, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The object of the Home Mission Board is to supply the destitution in 
the Southern States, ^ Indian Territory and the Island of Cuba. We have 
406 missionaries, supplying 1,324 churches and stations. They baptized 
during the year 5,274 ; received by letter 5,978, making a total of 11,247. 



q MINUTES OP THE 

The importance of occupying this vast field can be appreciated only by 
those who have given the matter careful study. 

Immigration is flowing in from all parts of the world, and with it comes 
idolatry, infidelity, skepticism and Romanism. These should be met with 
the Gospel, and, we believe by the Baptists of this fair land. To occupy 
this vast field requires a large amount of money, and the Board is depend- 
ent upon the churches for the means to carry on this great work. 

W. G. King, i 

W. J. Bethune, - Committee. 
J. D. Dennis, ) 

On motion, the next session of this Association meet 
with the Church at Mt. Tabor, Cumberland County, on 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November, IS 93. 

On motion, the pastor and delegates from Mt. Tabor 
Church are appointed a committee to nominate preachers 
for next session. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9 a, m. 

Prayer by Elder W. G. King. 

Benediction by Elder A. N. Campbell. 



THIRD DAY. 
Saturday, November 5th, 1892. 

After devotional exercises conducted by the Modera- 
tor, the Association proceeded to business. Roll called. 
Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

On motion, at the request of Neill's Creek Church, all 
the ordained ministers present are requested to act as 
presbytery for the examination of Bro. E. G. Stephenson 
for the ministry. 

Bro. D. S. Williams read the following report on Obit- 
uaries, and, after an amendment, the report was adopted 
as follows : 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

It hath pleased our Heavenly Father to spare the lives of a goodly num- 
ber of us, while He has taken from us many dear brethren and sisters. 

Among them we remember our aged and faithful brother, Charles D. 
Nixon, of Mt. Tabor Church, who was a dear lover of his Church and 
died a glorious death. "Thou shalt be missed." 

Also, our esteemed young brother, Rev. E. B. Johnson, of Pine Forest 
Church, who was called from serving on earth to rejoicing in heaven. Let 
us so live that we may join those gone before us in glorifying our Father 
who is in heaven. Your committee, 

D. S. Williams, * ) n nmm : ftet > 
J. W.Byrd, \ Committee. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

On motion, the Association spends one-half hour in a 
memorial service in memory of Rev. E. B. Johnson. 
Appropriate remarks were made by Brethren J. A. 
Campbell, J. W. Byrd, J. M. Holleman, E. (1. Stephen- 
son, B. F. Hamilton, A. N. Campbell, and H. Y. Smith, 
on his life and character. 

On motion, Elder J. A. Campbell is asked to prepare 
a short sketch of his life, and insert it in the minutes. 

Not having space here for a full account of his life, 
the Clerk submits the following facts, which he thinks 
should be put on record. 

Rev. E. B. Johnson died July 29th, 1892, being about twenty-nine years 
old. He was baptized into the fellowship of Pine Forest Baptist Church 
by Elder A. N. Campbell, a missionary of the Little River Association. 

Bro. Johnson struggled hard to obtain an education, attending for one 
year at Hector's Creek Academy and then at Buie's Creek Academy for one 
year, teaching penmanship to pay part of his expenses. 

He went to Wake Forest College for a while, but his means failing, he 
was forced to go to work, hoping to get the money and complete his 
course at college. He was bright, studious and persevering, and took that 
stand in his classes that won the attention and confidence of his class- 
mates. Leaving college, he took charge of Bunn's Level Academy and 
afterward of Riverdale Academy. 

At both of these places, he made an enviable reputation as a teacher and 
disciplinarian. Never have I heard a word of complaint from any of his 
patrons, and many parents and children wept bitter tears when it was 
known that the world should never again have the benefit of his instruc- 
tion. 

While at Wake Forest, he preached his first sermon, and at the Sunday* 
school Association at Hector's Creek in May, 1892, he preached his last and 
perhaps greatest sermon, using as his text, "At evening time it shall be 
light." ' 

Many of us could see afterward how beautifully he pictured the closing 
of his own life. 

His greatest power, perhaps, was as a public speaker. His voice was 
smooth and mellow, and at times he was eloquent. 

He was to have been ordained to the ministry on July 28th, but the 
Lord had a ' ' better tiling " for him to do, and on the next day took him 
from earth. His last hours were spent in prayer and preaching. 

A father and mother have lost a kind and dutiful son, the youth, an 
efficient and faithful teacher, the churches, an able and fearless leader, and 
the ministry, an earnest and consecrated co-laborer in the Lord's vineyard. 

The dear Master, whose work was his delight, has called him home, but 
his work is not over. 

In his daily life, in his strong advocacy of temperance, in his struggles 
to prepare himself for usefulness, in faithful teaching and preaching, he 
has set in motion influences that will move on and on, blessing humanity 
and brightening the world. J. A. Campbell. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

Bro. J. W. Canady reads the report on Temperance, 
and, on motion to adopt, Elder A. N. Betts speaks. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We are taught in the Bible that ' ' he that striveth for the mastery is 
temperate mail things," and also "abstain from the appearance of evil." 

How can we better do this than to do all in our power to encourage tem- 
perance by our words and lives "i 

We do earnestly urge upon all church members to totally abstain from 
all intoxicating drinks as a beverage. 
May God bless those who are working for temperance. 
Any church who allows its members to drink as a beverage is out of 
order. 

A. N. Betts, j 

J. W. Canady, - Committee. 

E. G. Stephenson, ) 

Elder Allen Betts reads the 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

Our Orphanage at Thomasville has 127 boys and girls being cared for 
liy Bro. Mills, that they may learn to serve God and their fellow men. 
This work appeals to our humanity as well as our Christianity. There 
is a little paper published there in the interest of the Orphanage that every 
Baptist family ought to read and learn their obligations to support the 
orphans. Respectfully, 

Allen Betts, ) 

D. W. Matthews, [■ Committee. 

A. A. Johnson, ) 

The following amendment, offered by brother D. S. 
Williams, was accepted. 

Resolved, That we ask every church to a monthly collection in Sunday- 
school for the benefit of the Orphanage. 

The Clerk would suggest that these collections be 
brought up to each Union Meeting and let the Treasurer 
forward them all together. 

After remarks on the Orphanage by Brethren Allen 
Betts, J. A. Campbell, W. G. King and J. M. Holle- 
man, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for the Orphanage amounts to $7.58. 

Bro. C. V. Brooks is welcomed as a visitor from the 
Sandy Creek Association. 

Bro. J. M. Holleman is allowed time to present the 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 1 1 

claims of the Minister's Relief Board. 

Bro. Churchill also speaks on the subject, commend- 
ing it to our brethren. 

Elder A. N. Campbell off ers the following resolutions: 

Resolved, First, That this Association will not allow any delegate a seal 
iu this body whose church shall in the future receive members from other 
communions without baptizing them. 

Eesolved, Second, That this Association advise the Executive Board not 
to employ a missionary who teaches or encourages the reception of mem- 
bers in the above-named way. 

The body, pending the motion to adopt the above res- 
olutions, adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

On motion of Bro. J. W. Canady, the above resolu- 
tions were adopted. 

The Clerk reads the report on Foreign Missions, and, 
after remarks by Brethren Canady, Brooks and Allen 
Betts, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

There was a time when our people asked, " Can the heathen be saved 
without the gospel ?" But that question is forever settled by God's 
Word, and the great question now is, " How shall we get the people to do 
their duty in sending the gospel to the heathen ?" 

There is much to encourage us when we see how the heathen are accept- 
ing the gospel, but still there is ONE BILLION of souls that know noth- 
ing of Christ, and to them the Southern Baptists have sent ninety-nine mis- 
sionaries. We urge upon the brethren, especially the pastors, to keep the 
information before the people by talks, sermons, papers and the circula- 
tion of mission literature, so that we may reach a larger per cent, of our 
people. 

Let us strive to get our young people and children interested in sending 
the gospel to the heathen. Last year this Association, consisting of 1,781 
members, gave only $58,81 to Foreign Missions — less than tiihee and one- 
half cents per member. Brethren, in memory of the Saviour that died 
for us, let us do better next year. 

J. A. Campbell, ) 

O. Chukchill, - Committee. 

D. L. Matthews, \ 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

The report on Prayer Meetings is read by Bro. H. W. 
Graham, and, after remarks by Brethren Graham, Betts 
and Campbell, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

The Bible teaches us to "pray without ceasing" and to "use all man- 
ner of prayer." 

Hence, the importance of Prayer meetings in all our churches. All our 
churches should have Prayer meetings weekly. It gives strength to the 
brethren, binds us together, and develops the talents of our brethren for 
good. We recommend secret and family prayer. 

H. W. Graham, i 

N. H. Gibhs. - Committee. 

T. H. Smith, ) 

New Executive Board appointed. (See fly-leaf of 
minutes. ) 

Bro. A. N. Campbell reads the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Tlie success of the Little River Association is largely due to the Spirit 
of the Master, or missions, in the hearts of the people.* 

Your committee would urge that the churches get their pastors to 
preach, at least one sermon on this subject during each quarter, and that 
each Board member have at least one special prayer offered for the success 
of this work, followed by a collection for Associationnl Missions. * 



A. N. Campbell, ) 

J. II. Bkanham, - Committe 

Wm. Hatchet?, \ 



On motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren 
A. N. Campbell, E. G. Stephenson and H. Y. Smith. 

On motion, inasmuch as we are at present unable to 
undertake the work, the report on Col portage is omitted 
this year. 

The committee to nominate preachers for next session 
of the Association report that Elder Allen Betts preach 
the Introductory Sermon and Elder J. A. Campbell, the 
Missionary Sermon. On motion, the report is adopted. 

The following resolution of thanks is offered by Bro. 
A. N. Campbell, and, on motion, is heartily carried. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be tendered this church and 
community for their hospitality in entertaining this Association. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. IB 

The report on Bible Schools is read, and, on motion, 
the discussion is deferred till to-morrow morning. 

REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Your committee believe that the Sabbath Schools are of vital importance 
to the churches. 

First. Because they afford a medium through which every church mem- 
ber may work 

Second. Because, through the efforts put forth in the Sabbath School 
work, the Christian graces may be developed in each individual Christian. 

Third. Because, through these Sabbath Schools, the youth of our land, 
upon whom the future prosperity of churches and country depends, may 
be reached. 

Then the question, " Who should attend the Sabbath School ?" is sug- 
gested. The old should always be there, and, with the knowledge which 
only years and experience bring, endeavor to benefit those who are young- 
er. The young people should be there and by their presence show the older 
members that their example and precepts are much appreciated. 

Therefore, we recommend that every church in this Association earnest- 
ly endeavor to keep up an interesting Sunday School. 

J. J. Edwakds 

and Sunday School Board. 

On motion, the next Union meet with New Hill 
Church on Friday before the fifth Sunday in January, 
1893, Elder H. W. Graham to preach the Introductory 
Sermon and Elder A. N. Campbell, the Missionary Ser- 
mon. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of New Hill 
Church are appointed a committee to arrange a program 
for the meeting and have it published in the Recorder. 

Any unfinished business is left with the Moderator 
and Clerk. 

The Clerk is allowed $10 for his services. 

The Committee on Finance and the Treasurer of Ex- 
ecutive Board hand their reports to the Clerk. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow morning 9:30. 

Prayer by Bro. J. W. Byrd. 

Benediction by Bro. A. N. Campbell. 



SUNDAY MOENING 

The opening exercises are conducted by Elder 0. 
Churchill, who reads the 23rd Psalm and leads in prayer. 



14 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

The report on Bible Schools is read by Elder W. G. 
King, and, after a few remarks by him, he is followed 
by Brethren A. L. Byrd, J. D. Dennis, J. 0. A. Kelly 
and C. V. Brooks. The addresses were good and were 
interspersed with some beautiful music by the Holly 
Springs choir, led by Bro. P. H. Rogers. 

On motion Brethren J. A. Campbell, J. M. Byrd, 
H. Y. Smith, W. D. Patterson, B. C. Campbell and 
A. L. Byrd are appointed a Sunday-school Board for 
the ensuing year. 

On motion, any one attending the Baptist State Con- 
vention may consider himself a delegate. 

The Association then adjourned to meet with Mount- 
Tabor Church next year. 

Bro. E. G. Stephenson having passed the examination 
of the presbytery satisfactorily, was set apart to the 
gospel ministry, Elder J. M. Holleman offering the 
prayer, Elder Allen Betts presenting the Bible and Elder 
W. G. King delivering the charge. 

After which, the congregation being too large to be 
accommodated in the house, the benches were carried 
out in front of the church where other seats had been 
prepared, and the Missionary Sermon was preached by 
Elder J. A. Campbell, from Isaiah 54:2 — "Enlarge the 
place of thy tent," &c. 

The choir sang "Over the sea." 

A collection was then taken for State and Foreign 
Missions, amounting to $25.25. 

The benediction was pronounced by Elder W. G. 
King, and while the congregation sang "Blest be the 
tie that binds," the brethren and sisters took the "part- 
ing hand." Some good brother said, "This seems more 
like a revival than an Association." How sweet the 
memory of such a gathering! Brethren, let our watch- 
word for another year be, "Forward for Christ and 
souls. " 

H. Y. SMITH, Moderator. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1891. 



To Cash received for Minutes . . 
Clerk's fee 



DR. 

$ 25 00 

10 00 

Associational Missions 41 90 

State Missions i 70 31 

Home Missions 17 94 

Foreign Missions 43 24 

Ministerial Education 31 27 

Baptist Orphanage 45 53 



Total for all objects. 



.$285 19 



en. 

By Cash paid for Minutes $ 21 00 

Clerk of Association 10 00 

' ' Treasurer of Executive Board, 41 90 

J. D. Boushall, State Missions, 70 31 

J. D. Boushall, Home Missions 17 94 

J. D. Boushall, Foreign Missions, 43 24 

J. D. Boushall, Ministerial Education. . 31 27 

" J. H. Mills, Baptist Orphanage, 45 53 

Programs of S. S. Association 1 48 

Total paid out for all objects 



$282 67 



Balance on hand 



$ 2 52 



J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer, 



it; 



APPENDIX. 





REPORT ON FINANCE. 








CHURCHES. 


© 

a 


6 

s 

5 


§.! 

VI 


State 

Missions. 

Home 

Missions. 

Foreign 

Missions. 

Ministerial 
Education. 


&6 

to -3 
•£ ft 


1 i 


Antiocli 

Baptist Grove . ... 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Canon Grove 


$1 55 
2 00 
1 00 
25 
1 25 
1 00 
1 00 

1 00 

2 00 
2 00 

75 

1 00 
25 
25 
75 

2 00 

1 25 
75 
50 

2 00 
50 
25 


$25 

"ho 

50 
50 
50 

so 

50 

1 00 

1 00 

25 

25 


$2 00$1 00 : $1 00|$ 75 
25 50| 50 

1 00 2 00 ! .... 

2 00 j 2 00, 2 70 

2 50 4 00i 1 00 3 30 


$ 


$ 60 


$ 7 15 
3 25 


'2*66 

2 00 


2 00 

3 00 

4 00 


6 50 
12 45 
18 55 

1 50 


Cameron's Grove . . 

Central 

Friendship ........ 

"^Hector's Creek 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs . . 
Lillington 


1 00 50! 1 50 

1 00 2 00! M- 00 

2 80' 6 22| 2 00: 1 98 
2 9310 00i 3 00 4 00 
1 98: 1 61 2 28 

1 65 90! 1 70 

50! 50 50 


16 'oo 

5 00 
"55 


50 

2 25 
5 00 

4 00 

80 
4 10 

75 


4 00 

7 75 
31 00 
31 93 

7 67 
10 15 

2 50 


Macedonia 




75 


20 


1 20 


^Alt. Tabor 

Weill's Creek 

New Hill 

New Life 


25' 25 
90; 2 00 
50; 1 75 
25 1 50 
25 1 45 
40 1 42 
.... 2 37 
50 


75 75! 75 25 

2 40 1 1 25 

2 00 52, 2 OO! 

.... ! I | 


'i'30 

2 00 


3 75 

9 85 

10 02 

2 50 


Pine Forest 

Piny Grove 

Plsasant Ridge .... 

Stony Creek 

Collected at Asso. . 


45 45 45 

1 59 1 83 . .... 65 


45 


4 00 
7 89 
2 87 


i ! 




75 


15 23 


12 49; 6 16 


7 58 


41 46 










Total 


23 30 


8 30 29 20 52 3514 00 


36 15 27 06 38 33 


228 69 



R. 

W. 



Smith, 
Bennett, 

Committee, 



APPENDIX. 



17 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Churches. 


Sent Board 
in January 

1892. 


Sent Board 
in May, 
1892. 


Sent Board 
in July, 
1892. 


Sent to 
Associa- 
tion. 


Total dur- 
ing the 
year. | 


Antioch, 

Baptist Grove . . . . 

Benson 

Bethel 


"i'66 

25 


$ 60 

50 

1 00 


$ 3 00$ 2 00 


$ 5 60 
50 


1 00 


1 00 

2 00 
2 50 
1 00 


4 00 
2 25 


Buie's Creek 


2 75 


1 45 


6 70 


Cameron's Grove 




1 00 


Canon Grove 




30 

1 00 
3 21 

2 22 
1 20 




30 


Central 


1 00 


1 00 

2 28 
2 05 


1 00 

2 80 


4 00 


Friendship 


8 29 


Hector's Creek 


3 00 

50 

1 00 


2 93j 10 20 


Holly Springs 


1 98 3 68 


Juniper Springs 


1 00 






2 00 


Lillington 








Macedonia 


80 


30 


75 
25 


1 85 


Mt. Tabor 




58 
1 75 


83 


Neill's Creek 


2 25 
2 00 


2 49 


2 00 8 49 


New Hill 

New Life 


1 50 1 50 


1 75 6 75 
1 50 1 50 


Pine Forest 




i 75 i 66 
2 Oil 3 43 

84 j 

65| 25 

11 10 1 66 

i 


1 45 4 20 


Piny Grove 


3 34 


1 42 10 20 


Pleasant Ridge 


2 37, 3 21 


Stony Creek, 




50 1 40 


Sunday Collection 


3 79 


! 16 55 




i 


Total 


$18 93 


$34 42! $20 95 


$29 20103 50 



Cr. 

Paid J. M. Holleman, missionary $ 50 00 

Paid R. J. Bennett, missionary 27 50 

Paid Allen Betts, missionary 4 00 

Paid O. Churchill, missionary 20 00 

Paid R. H. Smith, Secretary 2 00 



Total paid out. 



$103 50 

R. H. SMITH, Treasurer Ex. Board, 



18 



APPENDIX. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 



Antiocli 

Baptist Grove. 

Benson 

Bethel . . 

Bethlehem .... 
Buie's Creek. . . 
Cameron's Grove 
Canon Grove. . 

Central 

CumbeiTd Union 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek. . 
Holly Springs. . 
Juniper Springs 

Lillington 

Macedonia .... 

Mt. Tabor 

New Hill 

New Life 

Pine Forest. . . . 
Plsasant Ridge. 
Stony Creek .... 
a Piny Grove . . . 
Neill's Creek . . 



Superintendents and P. O. 



H. B. Page, Fish Creek 

J. W. Dean, May 

E. L. Hall, Benson 

Alex. AVest, Westville 

Not represented 

Wm. Pearson, Poe's 

C. H. Wilson, Swann's Station . 

No school reported 

School Monthly 

J. D. Weathers, Chalk Level. . 
A. L. Byrd, Bunn's Level .... 
H. Y. Smith, Bradley's Store. . 

W. D. Patterson, Chafin 

C. B. McNeill, Broadway 

J. T. Rogers, Lillington. 

No report 

Wm. Hatcher, Carlos 

J. J. EdAvards, New Hill 

None reported 

No school 

A. A. Kelly, Forkade 

J. W. Canady, Benson 

B.C.Campbell, Ballen tine's Mills 
Chas. Rich, Wythe 



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111 

80 



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Yes. 



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MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



LITTLE pH( BApTI^T ^O^TIOft 



HELD WITH 



MT. TABOR BAPTIST CHURCH 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. C, % 

November 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th, 1893. 



6 



H. Y. SMITH, Moderator, Bradley's Store, N. C. 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Poe's, N. C. 



NEXT SESSION: 

The next session will be held with Hector's Creek Church, Harnett 
County, beginning on Thursday, November 1st, 1894. 

Hector's Creek Church is 20 miles North-west of Dunn and 16 miles 
South of Apex. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



LITTLE ^l\ BApTI^T IpMlpt)]! 



HELD WITH 



MT. TABOR BAPTIST CHURCH 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. C, 

November 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th, 1893. 



H. Y. SMITH, Moderator, Bradley's Store, N. CI 

Elder J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Poe's, N. C. 



NEXT SESSION: 

The next session will be held with Hector's Creek Church, Harnett 
County, beginning on Thursday, November 1st, 1894. 

Hector's Creek Church is 20 miles North-west of Dunn and 16 miles 
South of Apex. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

K J. Bennett New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts, Varina, N. C. 

A. N. Betts, Apex, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Polk, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson', N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Hakrell, Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

W. G. King, Villanow, N. C. 

J. R. Spence, Ballentine's Mills, N. C 

E. G. Stephenson, East Durham, N . C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Antioch — H. B.Page. Holly Springs — J. B. Patterson, 

Baptist Grove — W. B. Jones, Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 

Benson — E. L. Hall, Lillington — J. T. Rogers, 

Bethel— Alex. West, Macedonia — J. D. Dean, 

Buie's Creek — B. F. Hamilton, Mt. Tabor~- Jacob Reardon, 

Cameron's Grove — J. Calicut, NeilVs Creek — M. H. Matthews, 

Canon Grove— D. G. Wilson, New Hill — J. J. Edwards, 

Central— J. C. Medlin, New Life—B. E. Barber, 
Vumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, Pine Forest— B. F, McLeod. 

Friendship— ~D . S. Williams, Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly, 

Hector's Creek— -R. H. Smith, Piny Grove — N. I. Spence, 

Dunn — E. Lee, Stony Creek — J. W. Canaday. 
Elizabeth— J. M. Jones, 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOARD. 

J. A. Campbell, J. M. Byrd, H. Y. Smith, W. D. Patterson, R. G. Tny 
lor, T. B. Lanier, B. C. Campbell, A. L. Byrcl. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Mount Tabor Church, Cumberland County, 1ST. C, 

Thursday, November 2nd, 1893. 

The Little River Baptist Association met in its Eighteenth 
Annual Session with the above mentioned church. 

In the absence of Rev. Allen Betts, the appointee, the In- 
troductory Sermon was preached by Rev. W. G. King, from 
I Cor„ 3 :9". "For we are laborers together with God." 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes for dinner, 
the Association assembled for business. 

Brother H. Y. Smith, the former Moderator, read the 
35th Psalm. Prayer by Rev. C. Durham. 

Brethren W. G. King and J. M. Holleman are appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled as follows : 

Antioch — H. C. Stuart and J. M. Brown. 

Baptist Grove — W. H. Seuter, W. A. Griffin and J. W. 
Dean. 

Benson — F. H. Gibbs and J. D. Parrish. 

Bethel — L. B. West, D. R. West and Jas. West. 

Bute's Creek — B. F. Hamilton and J. A. Hamilton. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — Not represented. 

Central — Letter only. 

Cumberland Union — T. B Lanier, J. (). Weathers, H. 
H. Lanier, J. N. W. Holmes and A. Y. Tutor. 

Dunn— B. F. Campbell and E. T. Speiice. 

Elizabeth — W. A. Stewart. 

Friendship — S. N. Parker, R. D. Reaves, J. W. Byrd, 
G. E. Byrd and D. S. Williams. 

Hector's Creek — R. H. Smith, T. H. Smith, Jas. A. 
Seuter, E. D. Smith and H. Y. Smith. 

Holly Springs— W. D. Patterson and N. T. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs — C. B. McNeill. 

Lillington — Letter only. 

Macedonia — Not represented. 

Mount Tabor— R. W. Collier, Jacob Reardon, R. D. 
Collier, John Wood and William Hatcher. 

Neill's Creek — Not represented. 

New Hill — J. J. Edwards and A. J. Edwards. 

New Life — Not represented. 

Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

Piny Grove — G. W. Spence and A. D. Jones. 
Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly. 
Stony Creek— Not represented. 

Ordained Ministers Present — R. J. Bennett, Allen 
Betts, A. N. Campbell, J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, 
W. G. King and J. R. Spence. 

Licentiates — N. H. Gibbs. 

Petitionary letters called for. Dunn Baptist Church 
offers a letter of dismission from the South River Associa- 
tion, with a petition asking for admittance into our body, 
and, on motion, the Church is received and delegates are 
welcomed to seats. 

Correspondents and visitors are invited. 

Brethren W. R. Gwaltney, representative of the Board 
of Education, J. C. Caddell, Biblical Recorder, E. E. Hil- 
liard, agent for Wake Forest College, C. Durham, Cor. 
Sec. of State Convention, and E. J. Edwards of the Thom- 
as ville Orphanage, report themselves and are welcomed to 
seats. 

On motion, Bro. H. Y. Smith is elected Moderator and J. 
A. Campbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 

On motion, the Pastor and Deacons of Mount Tabor 
Church are appointed a committee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, committees are appointed on usual subjects. 

On State Missions — C. Durham, J. M. Holleman and B. 
F. Campbell 

On Education — W. R. Gwaltney, J. A. Campbell and 
t\ T^sT'rish 
' On Periodicals— J '. C. Caddell, W. G. King and 1ST. H. 
Gibbs. 

On Association of Missions — D. S. Williams, R. H. 
Smith and R. W. Collier. 

On Orphanage — E. J. Edwards, R. J. Bennett and A. D. 
Jones. 

On Temperance — A. D. Jones, E. D. Smith and E. T. 
Spence. 

On Sunday Schools — The Sunday School Board. 

On Obituaries — N. H. Gibbs, J. J. Edwards and Jas. A. 
Seuter. 

On Prayer Meetings — G. W. Nay lor, W. D. Patterson 
and G. W. Spence. 

On Home Missions — J. M. Holleman and T. H. Smith. 

On Foreign Missions — C. C. Newton, J. R. Spence and 
Wm. Hatcher. 

On Ministers Relief — J. M. Holleman. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

On Finance— R. H. Smith and T. B. Lanier. 
On motion, adjourned till 9 :30 a. m. to-nrorrow. 
Bendiction by Bro. E. J. Edwards. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday, November 3rd, 1893. 

Rev. J. M. Holleman conducted the religious exercises by 
reading a part of the 8th Chapter of Matthew. 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Roll is 
called. Rev. C. C. Newton, returned Missionary from 
Africa, reports himself and is welcomed to a seat. 

On motion, a committee is appointed on Relief for Aged 
Ministers. 

Elizabeth, a newly organized church near Benson, offers 
a petition asking to be received into our body. On motion, 
a committee of three, consisting of Elders J. M. Holleman, 
W. G. King and C. Durham, are ajjpointed to examine the 
church as to orthodoxy. 

Elder E. J. Edwards, then read the following 

• REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Orphanage is located at Thomasville, N. C and is the property of 
the Baptists of the State. There are at present 127 children at the insti- 
tution, dependent upon the good people of the State for food, clothes and 
education. 

Our Saviour, while on earth, went about doing good, He sought out 
the poor that he might benefit them. His example is worthy of our imi- 
tation. Therefore, be it 

Mesohed, That the churches and Sunday schools of this Association 
take regular collections for this work. 

E. J. Edwards, 
R. J Bennett, 
A. D. Jones, 

Committee. 

Brother Edwards makes a strong appeal for the Orphan- 
age and the report is adopted. Collections for the Orphan- 
age amounts to $3.02. 

Brother J. C. Caddell reads the report on Periodicals and 
after a strong appeal for the Recorder, on motion, the re- 
port is adopted as follows : * 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

There has never been a time when the necessity of training and educat- 
ing our people were so keenly felt as now. Realizing that the religious 
press can be a great factor in the accomplishment of this, we recommend 



6 MINUTES OF THE 

that our people take and read as much good literature as possible. We 
especially recommend the Biblical Recorder, which, for 60 years, has been 
the faithful exponent of Baptist principles and Baptist progress in our own 
State. Charity and Children, the organ of our Orphanage, is worthy the 
patronage of all our people. 

The Foreign Mission Journal and Home Field contain valuable informa- 
tion on these branches of our work. Respectfully, 

J. C. Caddell, 
W. G. King, 
N. H. Gibbs, 

Committee. 

Elder W. R. Gwaltney reads the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

As the years come and go there is a continually increasing demand for 
more attention to be given to the education of the young. All our Acade- 
mies should be better sustained and our people should demand of our leg- 
islators a more liberal provision for our free schools. To Wake Forest, 
our own College, which is second to none in the South, all who can should 
send their sons, and to Oxford and M urfreesboro, they should send their 
daughters. The Education Board is aiding this session 85 young ministers 
at the College, who have no means with which to educate themselves. 
Three hundred dollars per month are required for their support,, and for 
this amount the Board must look to the churches. Respectfully, 

W. R. Gwaltney, 
J. A. Campbell, 
J. D. Parkish, 
' ' Committee. 

After remarks by Elders W. R. Gwaltney and W. G. 
King, on motion, further discussion is deferred till 7 p. m. 
Collection for Ministerial Education $2.26. 

Committee appointed to examine the orthodoxy of Eliza- 
beth church give a favorable report and recommend that 
the church be received. 

The report is received, and, on motion, the church is re- 
ceived and delegates given the right hand of fellowship. 

The following pledges for Ministerial Education were 
made : 

Antioch $ 2 00 Juniper Springs $ 2 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 Mt. Tabor 2 00 

Benson 2 00 New Hill 2 00 

Bethel 3 00 Pine Forest 1 00 

Buie's Creek 3 00 Piny Grove 3 00 

Cumberland Union. 2 50 Pleasant Ridge 1 00 

Friendship 10 00 Dunn 2 50 

Hector's Creek w ... 7 50 New Life 2 00 

Holly Springs 2 00 

Adjourned forty-five minutes for dinner. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

AFTERNOON" SESSION. 

Elder C. Durham reads the report on State Missions and 
after a powerful address by him, on motion, the report is 
adopted. Collection for State Missions, $2.52. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

State Missions is that part of our work, in which individuals, Churches, 
Associations and Conventions are united in prayers, contributions and plans 
to establish a self-sustaining Baptist church in reasonable reach of every 
person in North Carolina. In 1727, the first Baptist Church ever organized 
in this State was constituted in the North eastern part of the State. In 
1730, there were about one hundred Baptists in the State and in 1830, there 
were 15,360 and in 1890, according to the United States census, there were 
in all the various baptist churches in N. O, 326,922. Doubtless our idea 
of the truth and the real Mission Spirit, with the united effort of our 
Churches and Associations have, under God's guidance and blessings, giv- 
en us these great results. 

This year there are more than 100 Missionaries in this State and they are 
preaching at more than four hundred destitute places. They have been 
greatly blessed in this work. Many Churches have been organized, new 
Sunday-schools established and houses of worship built. This is largely 
foundation work and from it comes the needed help for all the departments. 
We recommend, therefore, that all our churches be urged to do more for 
State Missions next year than ever before in their history. 

C. Durham, 
B. P. Campbell, 
J. M. Holleman, 
Committee. 

Delegates to Baptist State Convention at Elizabeth City 
are appointed: J. M. Holleman, W. G. King, R. J. Bennett, 
J. A. Campbell or any brother who may attend. 

On motion, the next Association meet at Hector's Creek 
on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1894. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon and Elder W. G. King the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, the next Union Meeting, be held at Cumber- 
land Union Church beginning on Friday before the fifth 
Sunday in December. 

Elder N. H. Gibbs to preach the Introductory Sermon 
and Elder J. A Campbell the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, adjourned till 7 p. m. 

At night, Bro. E. E. Hilliard, agent of Wake Forest Col- 
lege, spoke to a large audience on the claims of the College. 
Many said: "It was the finest address on Education I ever 
heard." 

Adjourned till 9 :30 a. m. to-morrow. 



o MINUTES OF THE - 

THIRD DAY. 

Saturday, November 4th, 1893. 

Elder C. C. Newton conducted the religious exercises. 
Roll called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
Elder A. N. Campbell read the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATION AL MISSIONS. 

Associational Missions is the work of the Little River Association and has 
been since its organization. Notwithstanding the hard times, our oppor- 
tunities are greater than ever before for doing good and our responsibilities 
are equal to our opportunities. God does not require impossibilities of us. 
Resolved, That this report be read by each church in this Association at 
least quarterly and adopted by the church and that each member in this 
Association be requested to give something to this object and send it to the 
meeting of the Executive Board at each quarterly meeting. 

Respectfully, 

I). S. Williams, 
R. H. Smith, 
R. W. Collier, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Elders A. K. Campbell and Allen Betts, and, 
on motion, the report is adopted. 

On motion, speeches are limited to five minutes. 

Bethlehem and Little River churches not having repre- 
sented for several years, on motion, they are stricken from 
the list of churches. 

Elder C. C. Newton reads the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

There are 800,000,000 heathen and 200,000,000 Mohammedans in the 
earth who are groping their way in darkness. The plain command of the 
Lord Jesus to his people is, "Go ye into all the world." This is the Lord's 
last great command. It is a solemn one. It puts a fearful responsibility 
upon us. Do we realize it? Are we doing what we can to carry out this 
command? What can we do ! Two ways are open to us. 

First, May be we can go ourselves. The command makes it binding 
upon us to do so. All are commanded to go. The "go ye" is addressed 
to all Christians and not to the apostles alone. 

Second. We can send preachers. All can help. There is no exception 
to this. Rich and poor, learned and unlearned can assist. Paul exhorts 
us to do this in Rom. 10:15. 

Our Board located in Richmond has Missionaries in China, Brazil, Mexico, 
Italy and Africa. In all these fields there are about 100 ■ Missionaries ; 78 
native assistants; 185 stations; 75 churches; 2,933 members; 383 baptisms; 
16 schools. Our native churches contribute $5,368.42. North Carolina has 
20 Missionaries in these foreign fields. This should intensify our interest, 

HOW CAN WE HELP ? 

1. We can pray. If all would pray ten minutes a day for the conver- 
sion of the heathen and would work according to their prayers it would 
not be 100 years before the gospel would be given to the whole earth. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

Pray for your Missionaries. 

2. We can get and give information. Our people lack information. The 
Foreign Mission Journal will help in giving information. 

3. Let all contribute at least one cent a week to this work. "We are la- 
borers together with God. " May He help us give the people the gospel 
that they may be saved. 

C. C. Newton, 
J. R. Spence, 
William Hatcher, 
Committee. 

After a lengthy and very able address by Bro. Newton, 

on motion, the report is adopted. Collection for Foreign 
Missions $3.55. 

Adjourned for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Executive Board appointed. (See fly-leaf of Minutes.) 
Treasurer of Association reports. (See appendix.) 
Elder J. M. Ho 11 em an reads the 

MINISTER'S RELIEF BOARD. 

This is the first time we have ever had a report on this subject. In the 
providence of God every man is thrown largely upon his own labors for a 
support, and for some cause God, from the days of the Apostles, has seen 
fit to call to the work of the ministry poor men and many of them live to 
old age. 

After having spent their days of strength in preaching the gospel, they 
are now dependent on the charities of the Lord's people for a support in 
their old age. This gives us an opportunity for an increased development 
of our Christian Charities. 

The Board has been using all the means that have been placed in their 
hands to assist such of our aged Ministers as have been recommended and 
accepted, but the amount has been so small that little has been done. Let 
us try to do more. J. M. Holleman, 

Chairman of Committee. 

After remarks by Bro. Holleman, on motion, the report 
is adopted. 

Bro. B. F. Campbell offers the following resolution, which 
is unanimously adopted. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 
the brethren and sisters of this Church and friends in this community for 
the very hospitable manner in which they have entertained this body. 

Bro. G. W. Naylor reads the following report on Prayer 
Meetings, and, after remarks by Brethren G. W. Naylor, 
Allen Betts and J. R. Spence, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

The Bible teaches us to "Ask and ye shall receive; seek and ye shall 
find." Hence, the importance of prayer meetings in all our churches. 

All our churches should have prayer meeting at least semi-monthly, and 
oftener, if possible. It gives strength to the brethren, helps to bind them 
together and develops their talent for good. We recommend all manner of 
prayer that would tend to develop us for good. G. W. Naylor, 

W. D. Patterson, 
G. W. Spence, 

Committee. 
Bro. A. D. Jones reads the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

The Scripture says, "He that striveth for the Mastery is temperate in all 
things," and "Abstain from the appearance of evil." How can we better 
do this than to do all we can to encourage temperance by our words and 
our lives ? 

We do earnestly urge upon all church members to abstain totally from 
all intoxicating drinks as a beverage. May God bless those who are work- 
ing fortemperance in its right form. Any church that allows its members to 
make, sell or drink as a beverage are considered by us as being out of order. 

A. D. Jones, 
E. D. Smith, 
E. T. Spence, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Brethren A. D. Jones and Allen Betts, 
on motion, the report is adopted. 
Bro. Holleman reads the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The object of the Home Mission Board is to supply the destitution in the 
Southern States, Indian Territory and the island of Cuba. The importance 
of occupying this vast field can be appreciated only by those who have 
given the matter careful study. 

Immigration is flowing in from all parts of the world, and with it comes 
idolatry, infidelity, skepticism and Romanism. These should be met with 
the gospel, and, we believe, by the Baptists of this fair land. To occupy 
this vast field requires a large amount of money, and the Board is depen- 
dent upon the churches for the means to carry on this great work. 

J. M. Holleman. 
T. H. Smith, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Brethren King and Holleman, on mo- 
tion, the report is adopted. 

On motion, the Moderator and Clerk are appointed to 
write a short article on the death of Bro. O. Churchill. 

IN MEMORY OF REV. ORIN CHURCHILL, 

WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THIS ASSOCIATION AND FOR SOME TIME ITS 
MODERATOR. 

Rev. Orin Churchill was born Oct. 19th, 1819, and died near Chalk Level, 
Harnett county, N. C. Oct. 23rd, 1893, being 74 years and 4 days old. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

In November, 1852, he was licensed to preach by the Baptist Church at 
Greensboro, N. C, and was ordained at the Liberty Association on August 
27, 1855, Elders Benjamin Lanier, Azariah Williams, William Lamberth 
and Alfred Kinney constituting the presbytery. 

Of his earlier life, and in fact most of his life in detail, the writer knows 
but little. His education and opportunities for development were limited ; 
but, by hard study, diligent application and the blessings of God on his 
labors, he became well informed on general subjects and had a knowledge 
of the Bible that would have done credit to those having better advantages. 

The first preacher I remember ever to have seen was Bro. Churchill. I 
remember how I felt as he entered my father's home. It was while he and 
my father were holding a meeting at a little school-house that I was con- 
victed and converted. It is not strange, therefore, that I have always felt 
a strong attachment to him. He was a humble, unassuming man. His 
work was largely in destitute sections, building up the cause in many weak 
places.. As a revivalist, he had few equals. He possessed an almost un- 
limited number of anecdotes, which he could use with telling effect. He 
was a forcible speaker. His power of description and ability to draw pic- 
tures made his sermons at times powerful. 

He denied himself and family many of the luxuries of life that he might 
save souls and serve his Master. He always seemed to hesitate about 
preaching, trembling under the responsibility, yet, warming up, he never 
seemed so happy as when telling of Jesus. 

It is sad to think that he is dead. Though 74 years old, he labored in 
several meetings last fall and did some of the best preaching of his life. 
During his life, the number professing faith in Christ under his preaching 
reached up in the thousands. 

His labors now are ended and he is at rest. But heaven will be the richer 
for his life. He has set in motion influences that will roll on and on, bless- 
ing humanity and brightening the world,* until the work of the world is 
finished. J. A. Campbell. 

On motion, the Clerk is allowed $10.00 for his services 
and is instructed to have 600 copies of Minutes printed. 

On motion, Elder J. A. Campbell is elected Historian for 
the. Association and the Clerks of all the Churches are re- 
quested to furnish the Historian at once a sketch of their 
respective churches, showing the date of organization ; pres- 
bytery; pastors, showing when they began service and how 
long they served ; members in organization, and present 
membership ; number baptized last year and during the his- 
tory of the Church ; how many ordained Ministers at pres- 
ent or during its history ; and any other facts and dates in 
connection with the Church that might be of interest to fu- 
ture generations ; such as the earliest known preaching in 
the community, when and by whom; kind of house of wor- 
ship, &c, &c. 

All the Ministers are also requested to furnish a short 
sketch of their lives ; such as date of birth, conversion and 
ordination ; churches served, with dates ; number baptized ; 
and any other facts that should be preserved. 

[The Historian hopes to have the immediate co-operation 



12 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

of all pastors, Clerks and anyone else having any items that 
should be kept. Write it down and send to me at once. — 
Historian. ] 

On motion, the Association then adjourned till to-morrow 
9 :30 a. in. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

After religious exercises conducted by the Moderator, 
short Sunday School addresses are made by Brethren R. D, 
Collier, and A. N. Campbell, the Mount Tabor choir giving 
us some good music. 

On motion, Brethren J. A. Campbell, J. M. Bvrd, W. D. 
Patterson, B. C. Campbell, R. G. Taylor, A. K Byrd, H. 
Y. Smith, and T. B. Lanier are appointed a Sunday School 
Board. 

REPORT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 

Your Board is glad to be able to note increased interest in Sunday School 
work during the past year. Nearly all the churches have been visited by 
some member of the Board and most of the schools are in a healthy condi- 
tion. Teachers and Superintendents are preparing themselves better for 
their work and nearly all our churches have evergreen schools. 

Our annual Sunday School Convention was held last April with Friend- 
ship Church and was largely attended. The work in our churches is far 
from what we desire it to be, but, all things considered, there is much 
cause for encouragement— none for idleness. Respectfully, 

The Sunday School Boakd. 

The Association then adjourned to meet next year at Hec- 
tor's Creek church. 

The congregation being too large to get in the house, they 
repair to the Academy building in the grove, where the 
Missionary Sermon is preached by Elder J. A. Campbell, 
from Matt. 14:16. "Give ye them to eat.'' After which, a 
collection is taken for Associational Missions amounting to 
$14.23. 

After partaking of a bountiful dinner, the congregation 
dispersed. 
J. A. CAMPBELL, H. Y. SMITH, 

Clerk. Moderator, 



» 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1892. 



To cash received for Minutes, $ 23.30 



Clerk's fee 

Associational Missions. 
State Missions ........ 

Home Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Ministerial Education . , 
Baptist Orphanage 
Bal. on hand from 1891 



8.30 


29.20 


52.35 


14.00 


36.15 


27.06 


38.33 


2.52 



Total for all objects ; $ 231.21 



CE. 

By cash paid for Minutes $ 

Clerk 

Treasurer of Executive Board 

J. D. Boushall, State Missions 

Boushall, Home Missions 

Boushall, Foreign Missions 

Boushall, Ministerial Education 



Postage on funds, minutes, &c. 



1.12 



Total paid out $ 229.21 

Bal. on hand 2.00 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



13 



14 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 




Antioch, 

Baptist Grove, ..-.;.] 

Benson 

Bethel, | 

Buie's Creek, j 

Canon Grove I 

Cameron's Grove. . ! 
Cumberland Union! 

Dunn, ! 

Elizabeth, i 

Central, j 

Friendship | 

Hector's Creek . ... . 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs. . . ' 

Lillington 

Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor j 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill ; 

New Life. | 

Pine Forest { 

Piny Grove I 

Pleasant Ridge . . . . j 
Collected at Asso. . | 

Total 



60 

1 50 1 
1 25 

50 
1 10 

50! 

125 1 

1 00 

75; 

1 00; 

1 25 ! 

2 00; 
1 00 
1 00 

50 
1 00 



$2 00 $1 00; $1 00 
36 50 31 

2 31 2 001 

2 00 : 2 00 2 00 
2 30, 2 00, 1 60 



2 20! 



50 3 10! 2 95 1 1 90 



25 

50 

75 

1 00 

"'45 
25 

25 
25 



1 00 : ...... 

2 00 1 00! 

2 50 ! 8 30l 2 00 

5 00 ! 6 30; 1 00 

1 75| 1 50 1- 00 

1 00 1 00! 

2 00J 1 00' 1 00 
55 j 15 25 

71| 22! 22 



2 70 

1 35 

25 

1 65 



$ !$1 00!$ 
261 16k. 
.... I 1 00! . . 

2 00; 3 00!.. 

90! 3 60.. 



1 00 

1 70 

2 00 
5 15 



1 65! 1 931 00! 



! 1 00 

5 00 1 5 00 

3 00! 6 00 

30! 1 00 



1 00 
20 

:24; 24 



1 50 



1 25; 



50 2 00! 1 00 



50 

2 00 

25 



25 50! 
1 00 2 00!. 
25 1 92 1 . 



25 



25 



14 23 2 55 



1 20' 



50 



25 25 
3 55 2 26 



2.5 
1 04 



3 02 



£6 50 

4 17 

7 06 

14 45 

13 60 

2 95 

1593 

1 00 

2 00 

6 50 
26 50 
26 30 
12 10 

3 45 

7 50 
2 65 
2 90 



6 45 



2 50 
6 04 

2 42 
25 58 



J20 45! 8 45 49 23|35 89,12 53 23 22|15 86 30 521 25197 40 

R. H. SMITH, ) ~~" 

T. B. LANIER, f Committee. 



APPENDIX, 



15 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



CHURCHES. 



OS 

Q pj. 



o 
c ri 



o 2 



o O 



1 20 

2 00 ; 



$ 1 51;$ 1 4?;$ 2 00 

36 

2 31 

2 00 

2 30 



1 50' 
i 05! 



1 50| 
1 291 



00 



2 001 
2 OO! 



3 00i 



4 58! 
3 05 



Antioch, 

Baptist Grove 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove ' 

Canon Grove 

Central , 

Cumberland Union 

Elizabeth 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek, 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs 

Lillington 

Macedonia 

Mount Tabor 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill 

New Life j 

Pine Forest , i 

Piny Grove :..! 1 45 1 54 2 14 

Pleasant Ridge i 701 1 00 

Stony Creek j 27J 

Sunday Collection 4 35i 8 26! 3 52 



1 25 

3 00i 

63; 

75! 



50 1 00' 



....) 82 
1 00 1 73; 
1 00 1 00! 



00! 
10 
00 
50 

00 
75 
00! 
2 00 
55 
71 



70 



2 00 



50, 
2 00 
1 92 



14 23! 



Total $16 50 $31 0l(|l9 25|$49 



4 98 
1 56 

5 81 

3 50 

4 64 



6 00 
5 10 

1 00 
8 33 

14 05 

2 38 
1 75 

3 50 
55 

.1 53 
5 43 

4 00 



50 
7 13 
3 62 

27 
30 36 

115 99 



- CR. 

Paid Rev. J. M. Holleman, missionary $ 52 82 

Paid Rev. R. J. Bennett, missionary 22 52 

Paid Rev. A. N. Campbell, missionary 37 00 

Paid Rev. O. Churchill, missionary 3 65 



Total paid out 

R. H, SMITH, 



$115 99 

Treasurer Ex. Board. 



16 



APPENDIX. 
SUNDAY - SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 



SUPERINTENDENTS AND P. O. 




Antiocli . . . 

Baptist Grove. . . . 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove. 
Canon Grove 
Central 



H. B. Page, Fish Creek 7 

B. C. Campbell, Ballentine's Mills' 7 

E. L. Hall, Benson j 6 

Alex West, Westville j 4 

Wm. Pearson, Poe's 



Cumberland Union 

Dunn 

Elizabeth 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek. . . . 
Holly Springs. . . . 
Juniper Springs. . . 

Lillington. 

Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 

New Hill 

New Life 

Pine Forest 

Pleasant Ridge 

Piny Grove 

Neill's Creek 



T. B. 
R. G. 



Lanier, Chalk Level, 
Taylor, Dunn 



A. L. 
H. Y 
M. H 
C. B. 
J.T. 
J. D. 
R. D. 
J.J. 



Byrd, Bunn's Level. . . . 

. Smith, Bradley's Store. 

. Brown, Chafin 

McNeill, Broadway j 

Rogers, Lillington 

Dennis, Polk j 

Coyler, Little River Ac'd'y! 

Edwards, New Hill 



A. A. Kelly, Forkade 

J. M. Stephens, Ballentine's Mills 
Chas. Rich, Wythe 



105 
85 
54 
68 
20 
76 
30 
65 



112 
92 
62 
76 
23 
85 
37 
71 



30 



....... I Yes. 

102 9 90 Yes. 

. . .1 l Yes. 



'Yes. 

8 ' 66 ! Yes! 

71 ! Yes. 

3 75 Yes'. 



1 50 
6 00 



No. 
Yes. 



Yes. 
Yes. 



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iMZinsr-crTES 

OF THE 

NINETEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE ~ 

LITTLE RIVER 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD WITH 

Hector's Creek Baptist Church, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C, 

November 1, 2, 3 and 4, 1894. 



H. Y. SMITH, Moderator, Bradley's Store, K C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 

J. S. Pearson, ) « ,,.; «, , 

D. H. Senter, Reading Clerks. 



NEXT SESSION: 

The next session will be held with Friendship Church, Harnett Coun- 
ty, beginning on Thursday, October 31st, 1895. 

Friendship Church is 10 miles from Dunn, the nearest point on the 
Railroad. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



ZMii:is!"crT:ms 



-OF THE- 



NINETEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



LITTLE RIVER 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



HELD WITH 

Hector's Creek Baptist Church, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C, 

November 1, 2 9 3 and 4, 1894. 



H. Y. SMITH, Moderator, Bradley's Store, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 

J. S. Pearson, ) -o -, . ™ i 

D. H. Senter, . Reading Clerks. 



NEXT SESSION: 

The next session will be held with Friendship Church, Harnett Coun- 
ty, beginning on Thursday, October 31st, 1895. 

Friendship Church is 10 miles from Dunn, the nearest point on the 
Railroad. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



IilST OF O^DAIJ^ED ^I^ISTE^S. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts, Varina, N. C. 

A. N. Betts, Apex, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Polk, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, . . .Apex, N. C. 

W. G. King, . .. Villanow, 1ST. C. 

J. R. Spence, ; Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 

E. G. Stephenson, East Durham, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE SOfl^D. 



Antioch — D. A. Petterson, 
Baptist Grove - W . B.Jones, 
Benson — E. L. Hall, 
Bethel— Alex. West, 
Buie's Creek-B. F. Hamilton, 
Cameron's Grove-J. Calcutt, 
Canon Grove — D. G. Wilson 
Central — W. H. Doane, 
Cumberland Union — 

T. B. Lanier, 
Dunn — E. Lee, 
Elizabeth — J. M. Jones, 
Friendship — D. S. Williams, 



Hector's Cveek-~R. H.Smith, 
Holly Springs- J. B. Patterson 
Juniper " — C.B. McNeill, 
Lillington — J. T. Rogers, 
Macedonia — D. H. Wheeler, 
Mt. Tabor — Jacob Reardon, 
Neills Creek-M. H.Matthews 
New Hill — J. J Edwards, 
New Life—B. E. Barber, 
Pine Forest— B. F. McLeod. 
Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly 
Piny Grove — N. I. Spence, 
Stony Creek— J.W.Canaday. 



J. M. Byrd, J. A. Campbell, H. Y. Smith, W. D. Patter- 
son, R. G. Taylor, T. B. Lanier, A. L. Byrd, B. C. Campbell. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Hector's Creek Church, Harnett County, N. C, 

Thursday, November 1st, 1894. 

The Little River Association met in its Nineteenth An- 
nual session as above stated. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Elder J. M". 
Holleman from Romans 13:8, "Owe No Man Anything." 

After an intermission of forty-five minutes for dinner, 
the Association assembled for business. 

The former Moderator, Bro. H. Y. Smith, conducted the 
opening exercises by reading a part of the 12th chapter of 
Romans and leading in prayer. 

The Moderator appoints brethren J. S. Pearson and D. H. 
Senter Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled: 

Antioch — J. K. Haigwood and H. C. Stewart (a). 

Baptist Grove— B. Dean, H. T. Gilbert, W. H. Lee (b), 
W. A. Griffin (a) and Andrew Johnson (a). 

Benson — L. E. Reaves, Alonzo Parrish and J. C. Bryant(b). 

Bethel — J. A. Clark (c) and J. S. Ingram (c). 

Bute's Creek — J. S. Pearson and B. F. Hamilton. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — D. G. Wilson (a). 

Central — W. H. Doane. 

Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, J. D. Weathers, H. 
H. Lanier, J. A. Tutor and J. N. Holmes. 

Dunn — E. Lee. (d) 

Elizabeth — Not represented. 

Friendship — J. W. Byrd and S. L. Parker (a). 

Hector's Creek — John A. Senter, J. A. Bradley, Jas. A. 
Senter, O. Bradley and Lonnie Smith. 

Holly Spi*ings—W . D. Patterson, J. B. Patterson, P. H. 
Rogers, W. M. Patterson and N. T. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs — J. M. B. Thomas, (d) 

Lillington — Allen M. Shaw and A. N. Waddell. 

Macedonia— P. T. Hobby (b) and D. A. Baker, (b) 

Mount Tabor — R. D. Collier and J. L. Collier. 

(a.) — Not present till Saturday, (b.) — Not present till Friday, (c.) — Left 
Saturday, (d.) — Left Friday. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

NeilVs Creek — A. A. Johnson, Wm. Wester (b), Benja- 
man Upchurch (b) and L. D. Matthews, (b) 

New Hill— J. J. Edwards, (b) 

New Life— J. L. Johnson (d), J. J. Butts (b), B. F. 
Campbell (b) and P. Pate, (b) 

Pine Forest — Not represented. 

Piny Grove — A. D. Jones (b), G. W. Spence, B. G. 
Campbell, J. M. Stephens and N. I. Spence (b). 

Pleasant Ridge — Not represented. 

Stony Creek — Not represented. 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, A. N. Camp- 
bell, J. A. Campbell, J. W. Collins (b), N. H. Gibbs, J. M. 
Holleman, W. G. King, J. R. Spence (a) and E. G. Ste- 
phenson. 

Licentiates — J. D. Weathers. 

Correspondents and visitors are invited. The following 
accept and are welcomed to seats : Rev. G. A. Bain and 
Bro. J. L. Hall from South River Association ; Rev. J. V. 
Devenny from Central Association. 

On motion, proceed to the election of officers. Result: 
Bro. H. Y. Smith is re-elected Moderator and J. A. Camp- 
bell Clerk and Treasurer. 

A short address of welcome is extended by J. A. Camp- 
bell, pastor of the church, which is responded to by Rev. 
W. G. King. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of this church are ap- 
pointed a committee on religious exercises. 

On motion, committees are appointed on the same subjects 
as last year. 

On State Missions — J. M. Holleman, J. A. Tutor and O. 
Bradley. 

On Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell, E. Lee and 
G. W. Spence. 

On Home Missions- W. G. King, W. H. Doane and E. 
G. Stephenson. 

On Foreign Missions — G. A. Bain, Jno. A. Senter and 
N. H. Gibbs. 

On Education — J. V. Devenny, J. J. Edwards and H. 
H. Lanier. 

On Minister's Relief — J. D. Weathers, R. D. Collier and 
J. K. Haigwood. 

On Orphanage — T. L. Lanier, B. Dean and H. T. Gilbert. 

On Temperance — L. E. Reaves, A. D. Jones and Jas. A. 
Senter. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. O 

On Sunday Schools — J. S. Pearson and J. L. Hall. 

On Prayer Meetings — J. W. Byrd, N. B. Jones and W. 
D. Patterson. 

On Obituaries — Allen Betts, J. C. Bryant and A. N. 
Waddell. 

On Periodicals — J. A. Campbell, Alonzo Parrish and 
Lonnie Smith. 

On Finance — J. S. Pearson and O. Bradley. 

On Time, Place and Preachers — J. W. Byrd, J. M. B. 
Thomas and T. B. Lanier. 

On motion, adjourned till 9 :30 to-morrow morning. 

Prayer by Elder W. G. King. Benediction by Elder A. 
N. Campbell. 



SECOND DAY. 

November 2nd, 1894. 

Rev. G. A. Bain conducted opening exercises by reading 
23rd Psalm and leading in prayer. Roll is called. Minutes 
of yesterday are read and approved. 

Letters from the following churches arrive and are read : 
Friendship, Canon Grove, Macedonia, New Life and New 
Hill. 

Bro. J. W. Byrd reads the following 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

The Bible teaches us to 'pray without ceasing.' As the body cannot live 
and grow without food, neither can the soul live and grow without prayer. 
Therefore, we recommend weekly prayer meetings in all our Churches, 
that we may grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, 
who said, ' 'If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all 
men liberally and upbraideth not?" J. W. Byrd, 

W. D. Patterson, 
N. B. Jones, 

Committee . 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by brethren J. W. 
Byrd, W. D. Patterson, J. D. Weathers and H. T. Gilbert. 
Elder J. M. Holleman reads the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

This part of our work has been vigorously pushed and wonderful suc- 
cess attained, which has added great numbers to our churches and largely 
increased our financial strength and made us the largest denomination of 
Christians in the State. Our Board greatly desires to report to the Con- 
vention that every dollar due our missionaries has been paid. The work 
undertaken is great and our missionaries have labored faithfully. God has 
greatly blessed their labors, many souls have been saved, many weak 



(F MINUTES OF THE 

clmrclies have been aided, many new fields have been entered and a great 
harvest reaped. To God be all the praise. J. M. Holleman, 

O. Bradley, 
J. A. Tutor, 

Committee. 

Remarks by brethren J. M. Holleman, J. V. Devenny 
and E. Lee and the report is adopted. 
Collection for State Missions $2.71. 

Bro. J. S. Pearson reads the 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 
We earnestly believe that the work done by the Sabbath-school is of the 
highest importance to the rapid development of the Church and for the 
proper training of the youth of our land. Because, through the efforts put 
forth in the Sabbath- school, not only are the older ones incited to more 
earnest work for the Master, but the young people, upon whom the future 
prosperity of our Churches and country depends, may be encouraged by 
the examples and precepts of the older ones to more active work for the 
Master's Kingdom. 

Our annual Sunday-school Convention was held with the Church at 
Dunn in April, and well attended. The reports of the Sunday-school work 
throughout the Association was very encouraging. We do earnestly urge 
upon all church members and friends to attend the Sunday-school. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. Pearson, 
J. L, Hall, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, the report is made the special order 
for Sunday 9 :30 a. m. 

Letters from NFeill's Creek and Bethel arrive and are read. 

Bro. L. E. Reaves reads the following report on Temper- 
ance, and, after remarks by brethren L. E. Reaves, J. M. 
Holleman, N. H. Gibbs, Allen Betts, E. Lee, A. N. Camp- 
bell and others, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. ' 

How can we be temperate in all things? By obeying the words and 
command of God, which says, "Keep yourselves unspotted from the 
world," "Abstain from the appearance of evil" and "He that striveth for 
the Mastery is temperate in all things." 

All Church Members are earnestly urged to live lives of soberness and 
abstain totally from all intoxicating drinks as a beverage. Church mem- 
bers that make, sell or drink as a beverage are out of order, injuring their 
bodies and bringing shame and reproach upon the cause of Christ. Let us, 
brethren, as followers of Christ strive for the Mastery of all temptations 
and live purer and nobler lives, ever keeping in view the cross of Calvary 
and the life of our Redeemer as our ideal and example. 
May God bless those who are striving for temperance in its noble reforms. 

L. E. Reaves, 
AD. Jones, 
Jas. A. Senter, 

Committee, 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

Bro. J. V. Devenny reads the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

No subject is of more vital importance to all our people than that of ed- 
ucation. Two features of our educational work demand special attention 
at the present time. 

First: Our Board of Education in giving aid to young men preparing to 
preach the gospel is doing a work of great importance. Our success as a 
denomination depends, under God, in large measure, on the character and 
qualification of our preachers. The Lord is calling many poor boys into 
the Baptist Ministry of our State, and, if educated at all, they must receive 
some aid. The Board is now helping 36 of these young ministers at Wake 
Forest College, and many others are asking for aid and will be aided if the 
income of the Board will allow it; but the Board is entirely dependent upon 
the contributions of the Churches. We would urge the importance of eacli 
church making at least one contribution to this object every year. 

Second, Our Schools: At Wake Forest College, Murfreesboro, Oxford 
and many high schools and Academies owned and controlled by our Bap- 
tist people facilities equal to the best in our country are offered for acquir- 
ing a first-class education. 

We are glad to say that the patronage of all our schools is good and the 
outlook hopeful. One serious obstacle stands in the way of future pro- 
gress. The policy of the State in reference to higher education when car- 
ried to its legitimate end means the crushing out of existence of the private 
and denominational schools. 

In view of this fact, we urge all God-fearing men in all our churches to 
consider well the position of the State and their own duty in this matter. 
As a means to this end, we recommend the wide-spread and careful reading 
of the pamphlet entitled "How far should a State undertake to educate?" 
by Dr. C. E. Taylor, President of Wake Forest College, as being a wise, 
just, masterly and exhaustive discussion of the whole subject. While not 
desiring or intending in any way to dictate what the State should do, we 
do not hesitate to express the opinion that the course pursued by the State 
both in its failure to provide for four months public school in each year as 
provided by the Constitution and by making large appropriations for high- 
er education has been hurtful in the extreme, and, if persisted in, will be- 
come still more injurious to the cause of Christian education. 

We respectfully suggest to the committee appointed by the Baptist State 
Convention to memorialize the Legislature on this subject the advisability 
of procuring such constitutional amendments as will settle the whole mat- 
ter in controversy, and best promote the cause of general and Christian ed- 
ucation. 

We recommend the adoption of the following resolutions : 

Resolved, That in our opinion the next Legislature ought to obey fully 
the constitutional requirement and provide at least a four month's school 
in every school district in every county in the State. 

Resolved further. That in our opinion the taxes of the people should not 
be used for higher education in unfair competition with our denomina- 
tional schools. J. V. Devenny, 

J. J. Edwards, 
H. H. Lanier, 

Committee. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 



MINUTES OF THE 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 



On motion to adopt the report on Education, remarks are 
made by Elders J. V. Devenny and J. M. Holleman on Min- 
isterial Education, and a collection, amounting to $3.00, is 
taken for this object. Bro. Devenny gives a strong address 
on the policy of the State in higher education, and the re- 
port is adopted. 

On motion, the Association grant to Rev. J. A. Campbell 
the privilege of advertising his school, Buie's Creek Acade- 
my, on the fly-leaf of the minutes. 

On motion, adjourned till tomorrow, 9:30 a. m. Song 
" Praise God from whom all blessings flow." 

Benediction by Elder Devenny. 



THIRD DAY. 

The prayer service was conducted by Elder J. M. Holle- 
man, and the Association met for the transaction of business. 

Roll of delegates called and minutes of yesterday read and 
approved. 

The letter from Piny Grove arrives and is read. 

Bro. J. D. Weathers reads the 

REPORT ON MINISTER'S RELIEF BOARD. 

The organization of this Board has already been a great blessing to our 
aged ministers, and should be more largely contributed to by all' our 
churches. Some of our ministers who have spent their lives in advancing 
our Baptist cause have been relieved by this Board. 

We should arouse our churches in this matter, and do more for those who 
have worn themselves out trying to advance the Master's cause and helping 
others. Brethren, let us all do more for them. 

J. D. Weathers, 
R. D. Collier, 
J. K. Haigwood, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by brethren 
Weathers and Holleman and the report is adopted. 

Visitors are again invited and Brethren J. H. Henly and 
William Rogers from the Sandy Creek Association report 
"themselves and are welcomed to seats. 

Committee on Obituaries report that, so far as they know, 
there are no deaths in our churches this year requiring 
special mention. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

Treasurer of Association reports and his report received. 
(See appendix). 

Elder J. A. Campbell reads the following report on Peri- 
odicals, and after remarks by brethren J. A. Campbell, J. 
M. Holleman and W. G. King, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

One of the greatest needs of onr people is information, — information with 
regard to their duties, responsibilities and the progress of the Lord's work. 
One is not supposed to be interested in that about which he knows nothing. 
One of the greatest helps to increased usefulness is, that we may be in- 
formed as to the needs of the work and the attacks of the enemy that are 
being made upon our work. Many of the papers that are read by our peo- 
ple are not worthy to enter our homes. They are injurious to the mental, 
moral and spiritual development of the people. For many years the Bibli- 
cal Recorder has proven itself helpful to our people, a faithful messenger, 
keeping them united, giving them information weekly with regard to our 
brethren and the Lord's work generally. 

We do most earnestly urge upon our people the importance of increasing 
the circulation of the Recorder within the bounds of our Association. 

We also recommend Charity and Children, giving full information about 
our Orphanage ; the Home Field, telling us about the work of our Home 
Board ; and the Foreign Mission Journal, giving us information with re- 
gard to the work on the foreign field. J. A. Campbell, 

Lonnie Smith, 
Alonzo Parrish, 

Committee. 

Bro. T. B. Lanier offers the following report on the Or- 
phanage, and, after remarks by brethren Lanier, Gibbs and 
Betts, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for the Orphanage amounts to $2.82. 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage located at Thomasville, N. C, is the property of 
the Baptists of the State and is dependent upon the good people for the 
support of the children. It is worthy of our support and confidence, and 
as such we recommend to our Churches and Sunday Schools to contribute 
to this institution as liberally as possible. T. B. Lanier, 

B. Dean, 
H. T. Gilbert, 

Committee. 

The Historian, Rev. J. A. Campbell, reports that most 
of the churches and pastors have furnished the information 
asked for at our last session, but that some churches and 
pastors have failed to furnish sketches. 

On motion, the Historian is continued till next year, with 
the earnest request that all churches and preachers in the 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

Association who have not furnished the historical sketches 
required be urged to do so at once. 
Elder G. A. Bain reads the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

It is said that there are about eight hundred millions of heathen, two 
hundred millions of Mohammedans in the world, who without the gospel, 
are doomed to hell. North Carolina has twenty missionaries in the foreign 
field, trying to save the souls doomed to eternal punishment. The Bible 
says, "The wicked shall be turned into hell with all the nations that forget 
God." Now, this report is intended to inform the members of the churches 
concerning the true condition of things in the foreign field. Will every 
member of the churches in the Little River Association, as they read this 
report, give an answer to the following questions: 

1. I, being a child of God, does He require me to give any thing to send 
the gospel to the poor heathen that they may be saved ? 

2. Can I, being a child of God, be satisfied to go to heaven myself and 
at the same time know that the poor heathen are going to hell for the lack 
of the gospel ? Humbly submitted, 

G. A. Bain, 
N. H. Gibbs, 
Jas. A. Senter, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, brethren Bain, Gibbs and Holleman 
make short addresses. 

Bro. J. W. Byrd for the committee reports that the next 
session of the Association be held with the church at Friend- 
ship, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in No- 
vember, 1895, and that Elder Allen Betts preach the intro- 
ductory sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock; Elder A. N, 
Campbell preach the missionary sermon on Sunday at 11 
o'clock. Adopted. 

Also that the next Union Meeting be held at Holly 
Springs, beginning on Friday before the fifth Sunday in 
December, 1894; Elder J. M. Holleman to preach the intro- 
ductory sermon on Friday at 11 o'clock and Elder J. A. 
Campbell the missionary sermon on Sunday at 11 o'clock. 
Carried. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association assembled for business. 
Elder A. N. Campbell reads the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 
The Little River Association has within its bounds one of the hardest and 
most important mission fields in North Carolina, being almost entirely a 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 1 1 

missionary field. We began this work in 1875, nineteen years ago. Since 
that time we have pushed this work, possibly as best we could. Still, how 
far short we have fallen from our whole duty as a body! Many of this 
body can, perhaps, say, "I have done what I could"; but a great many 
more would have to say, "I have done nothing". 

May the God of missions impress every member of the Little River Asso 
ciation who may read this report to give something during the next year 
to help forward this great work. A. N. Campbell, 

E. Lee, 
G. W. Spence, 

Committee. 

■ Remarks by brethren A. N. Campbell, W. D. Patterson, 
and, on motion, the report is adopted. 

For the new Executive Board as appointed, see fly-leaf. 

Elder W. G. King reads the report on Home Missions, 
and, after remarks by brethren King, Bettsand Stephenson, 
on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

That the christianizing of the nations of the world largely depends upon 
the Baptists of this beautiful south-land but few will deny. Grander 
achievements have never been made in modern missions than by the Bap- 
tists of the South, nor have grander opportunities ever been offered to any 
people ; and yet upon the prosecution of the Home work largely depends 
the welfare of our own country, as well as that of other countries. 

Immigration flowing into the South, with its anarchy, infidelity, social- 
ism and Catholicism, must be met with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This 
work the Home Board is trying to do, besides giving the gospel to poor, 
priest-ridden Cuba and the fast disappearing Indians. Brethren, let us 
help them with our prayers and means. W. G. King, 

W. H. Doane, 
E. G. Stephenson, 

Committee. 

Bro. J. S. Pearson reads the report on Finance, and, on 
motion, the report is adopted. (See appendix). 

On motion, the Clerk is instructed to have 600 copies of 
minutes printed and distributed pro rata among the 
churches. The Clerk is allowed $10,00 for his services. 

On motion, appoint delegates to Baptist State Convention, 
which meets at Charlotte. 

Elders J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman and W. G. King 
are appointed. 

Elder W. G. King offers the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 
to the church at Hector's Creek and friends of the community for their 
kindness in entertaining the Association. 

On motion, adjourn till to-morrow 9 :30 a. m. 
Prayer by Elder A. N. Campbell. Benediction by the 
Moderator. 



12 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

SUNDAY MORNING. 

Exercises opened by prayer, Bro. N. B. Jones leading*. 
Short Sunday School addresses are made by brethren B. C. 
Campbell, T. B. Lanier, William Rogers, A. N. Campbell, 
J. M. Holleman and H. Y. Smith, and the Hector's Creek 
choir, led by Bro. P. H. Rogers gave us some of the best 
music we ever heard. 

On motion, the report on Sunday Schools is adopted. 

On motion, the following brethren are appointed the 
Sunday School Board for the ensuing year: J. M. Byrd, J. 
A. Campbell, W. D. Patterson, B. C. Campbell, R. G. Tay- 
lor, A. L. Byrd, H. Y. Smith and T. B. Lanier. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of Holly Springs 
church are appointed a committee on programme for the 
Union Meeting. 

On motion, the Association adjourn to meet at Friendship, 
October 31st, 1895. 

The day was beautiful, the congregation was very large 
and the service an inspiring one. 

Elder W. G. King preaches the Missionary Sermon in the 
church. Text: Acts 1:8. "But ye shall receive power, 
after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall 
be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, 
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." 

Elder G. A. Bain preaches in the Academy at the same 
hour, and not all the large congregation can be accommo- 
dated in both houses. Text : Malachi 3:14. " Ye have said 
it is vain to serve God." 

Collection at both services amounts to $8.31. 

The congregation joined in singing "God be with you 
till we meet again." 

Thus closed one of our best sessions of the Association. 
Though the year has been a hard one, still the contributions 
have been larger than last year. What an inspiration is 
such a meeting of God's people ! I write these closing words, 
praying God's blessings on all my brethren and sisters and 
humbly ask Him to enable everyone of us to do more during 
this next year. Who will try? 

H. Y. SMITH, 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1893. 



To balance on hand from 1892 

To cash received for Minutes 

" " " Clerk's fee 

" '• Associational Missions. 

" et " State Missions 

" ■'* " Home Missions 

' k " " Foreign Missions 

" (< " Ministerial Education, 

" " " Baptist Orphanage. . . 

' ' 4 ' ' ' Minister's Relief 



Total. , $ 199.40 

To collection for Bal. at Association, 1894. ...... 95 

$ 200.85 



By cash paid for Minutes .......,..$ 

Clerk 

Treasurer Executive Board 

' J. D. Boushall, State Missions 

" " Home Missions 

" " Foreign Missions 

" " Ministerial Education 

J. H. Mills, Orphanage 



Postage on funds, &c. . 
Ministers' Relief Board , 



21.00 
10.00 
49 23 
35 89 
12.53 
23.22 
15.86 
30.52 
85 
1.25 



Total 



J, 



$ 200.35 

A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



13 



14 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 



CHURCHES. 


CD 


Clerk's Fee. 


Associational 

Missions. 


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$ 46 

1 05 

1 30 

25 

1 15 


$ 
25 

50 
50 

75 


$1 05 & Sfi 


$ 55 

72 


$1 90 
33 


16 
3 00 

2 00 
1 00 


1 15 

25 

1 00 

3 00 

3 60 


$ 
i 66 


$ 4 66 

4 77 
7 80 


Baptist Grove 

Benson 


1 45 

2 00 

3 50 
2 30 




56 


Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove. . . 


2 00 
2 00 


2 00 
1 60 


2 70 

1 48 


16 95 

13 88 


Canon Grove 


55 

1 30 
1 15 








2 50 

2 75 


275 

2 50 


km 


.... 


3 05, 


Cumberland Union 
Dunn 


50 


1 00 


3 10 


2 20 
1 50 


19 20 


Elizabeth 








Central 


1 05 

1 50 

2 05 
80 
60 
55 
80 
60 

2 10 

1 05 

50 


50 
75 
1 00 
25 
41 
25 
25 
25 
50 
10 
25 


1 00 

2 00 

3 00 
2 00 
2 45 


1 00 
7 00 
7 00 
3 00 
16 


1 66 i on 


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5 00 

3 00 

25 


1 00 
6 00 
6 00 

2 85 
50 

1 00 
45 

1 00 
45 
30 
25 


1 00 

i'oo 

"60 


7 55 


Friendship 

Hector's Creek .... 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs. . . 
Lillington 


1 00 
3 00 
5 00 


1 04 

5 00 

15 00 

25 


23 09 
33 05 
31 90 

4 62 
1 80 


Macedonia 


35 










1 85 


Mt. Tabor... 


75 
2 10 
1 06 
1 00 


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25 


90 
"29 





3 50 


Neill's Creek 

New Hill 


1 00 ... . 
50 1 nn 


6 30 
5 15 


New Life 






2 00 


Pine Forest 












Piny Grove 


2 15 
25 




1 00 
T'03 


3 50 
25 








1 00| 2 05 




9 70 


Stony Creek 

Collected at Asso. . 








50 


... . 


11 02 






3*66 2*82 


2 22 




Allen Betts 




1 00 




1 00 




















Total 


21 21 


9 04 


30 76 


37 79 


19 76 


36 45 


28 (\f^ 


38 27 


6 37 


228 31 



J. S. PEARSON, I 
O. BRADLEY, \ 



Committee. 



APPENDIX. 



15 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

DR. 



CHURCHES. 


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Sent to Board in 
April 


Sent to Board in 
July. 


Sent to Board in 
November. 


Total during the 
Year. 


Antioch . . 


%\ 80 
43 


$ 70 

"Too 


$1 59 
50 

1 00 

2 00 
1 24 


% 1 05 

1 45 

2 00 

3 50 
2 30 


% 5 14 


Baptist Grove 


2 38 


Benson 

Bethel 


4 00 

5 50 


Buie's Creek , 

Cameron's Grove 


1 25 


1 20 


5 99 


Canon Grove 












Cumberland Union 


1 00 
50 

2 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 
1 00 


4 00 


Central 


1 50 


Dunn 


1 00 




3 00 


Elizabeth 





.. 




Friendship 


2 00 

3 00 


2 07 

3 00 
30 


1 78 

2 70 
26 
55 


2 00 

3 00 
2 00 
2 45 


7 85 


Hector's Creek 


11 70 


Holly Springs 


2 56 


Juniper Springs 




3 00 


Lillington 


50 
1 00 
1 55 




50 


Macedonia 


"72 
2 68 


1 12 

"i'34 
1 50 


35 

75 
2 10. 
1 06 
1 00 

" " ' \ " " 
• 3 50 

25 


2 47 


Mt. Tabor 


2 02 


Neill's Creek 


6 12 


New Hill 


1 00 


3 56 


New Life 


1 00 






1 00 

"b'84 
25 

3 56 


50 

70 
1 03 

"2 si 


1 50 


Pleasant Ridge 

Piney Grove 


80 


1 50 
8 37 


Stony Creek 




50 






3 66 


10 03 






Total 


20 55 


21 62 


21 62 


30 76 


94 55 







CR. 

Paid to Elder A. N. Campbell, missionary. $ 74 67 

Paid to Elder N. H. Gibbs, missionary 7 00 

Paid to Elder R. J. Bennett, missionary 1 5 00 



Balance on hand' 



% 86 67 

7 88 



% 94 55 
R. H. SMITH, Treasurer. 



16 



APPENDIX. 
SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 



Antioch 

Baptist Grove . . . 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 
Cameron's Grove. 
Canon Grove 
Central 



SUPERINTENDENTS AND P. O. 



W. J. Porter, Norval 

J. W. Dean, May 

E. L. Hall, Benson 

D. J. McCorquodale, Westville 
Wm. Pearson, Poe's 



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Lillington I J. 

Macedonia j J. 

Mt. Tabor .. 



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G. Taylor, Dunn 



A. Parker, Bunn's Level. , 
Bradley, Bradley's Store. 

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E. BoAvling, Broadway. , 

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W. Collins, Chalk Level. 



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Buie's * Creek * Academy, 

REV. J. A. CAHPBELL, Principal, 
POE'S, HARNETT COUNTY, N. C. 



An English, Classical, Mathematical and Musical School, 
with Telegraphy, Type-writing, Business Course and Normal 
Department. Both Sexes admitted. 

As good as the Best! Cheaper than the Cheapest! 

One Hundred and Seventy-five Students last year. 

Strictly non-sectarian. 

1. Highly endorsed by all its patrons and the public gener- 
ally. Grows steadily in numbers, area of patronage and pub- 
lic favor. 

2. Specialists in charge of Vocal Music, Penmanship and 
Teachers' Course. Instruction in these Departments Free. 
Thorough preparation for College or Business. 

3. Thorough Course in Business, Type-writing and Tele- 
graphy. Diplomas awarded to graduates in Business Course. 
A practical business education at small cost for everybody. 

4. Lower rates of tuition than any other school of similar 
grade in the State, with fifty per cent, discount to ministers, 
their children, orphans and the children of widows. 

5. There has never been a death nor serious case of sick- 
ness in school. The buildings are new and well furnished 
with desks, blackboards, charts, globes, &c. Good Literary 
Society. 

G. Why has the School steadily grown in patronage? (a.) 
Thorough, honest and practical work done — merit, (b.) 
Cheapness. Board, including washing, lights, &c. in private 
families, $7.00 per month; in "clubs", $4.00. Tuition, $1.00 
to % $3.00. (c.) Unexcelled moral advantages. Churches con- 
venient. Sunday-school and Young Men's Prayer Meeting 
every Sunday. Being in a quiet country place, we avoid 
many temptations to vice, idleness, immorality, and extrava- 
gance in dress, incident to towns and cities. It is six miles to 
a bar-room, (d.) We are trying to help the people and are 
looking to God for guidance and success. 

Spring Term opens December 31st, 1894. 

For further information and for catalogues giving rates, 
advantages, testimonials, &c, address the Principal. 



zmh:ltttt:es 



OF THE 



TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



e liber $anfot lissociatimt, 



HELD WITH 



Friendship Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 
November i, 2, and 3, i8g^. 



Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator, Apex, N. C 

Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 



The next session will be held with the Church at Dunn, beginning on 
Thursday. October 29th, 1896. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



List of Ordained Ministers. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts, Varina, N. C. 

A. N. Betts, Apex, N. C. 

C. Y. Brooks, Bunn's Level, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Ballen tine's Mills, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

W. G. King, , . Yillanow, N. C. 

J. R. Spence, Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 

E. G. Stephenson, East Durham, N. C. 



Executive Board. 

Antioch — R. J. Patterson, Holly Springs — 
Baptist Grove-T. H. Knight, N. T. Patterson, 

Benson — E. L. Hall, Juniper Springs- 
Bethel— Alex. West, C. B. McNeill, 

Buie's Creek — Wm. Rogers, Lillington — J. T. Rogers, 

Cameron's Grove-J. Calcntt, Macedonia — D. H. Wheeler,' 

Canon Grove — D.G. Wilson, Mt. Tabor — Jacob Reardon, 

Central— J. W. Barker, NeilVsCreek-M..H. Matthews 

Cumberland Union — New Hill — J. J. Edwards, 

J. G. Johnson, New Life — B. E. Barber, 

Dunn — E. Lee, Pine Forest — B. F. MpLeod, 

Friendship — D. S. Williams, Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly 

Hector 's Creek — R.H.Smith, Piny Grove — N. I. Spence. 



Sunday- School Board. 

C. V. Brooks, Chmn., J. M. Byrd, H. Y. Smith, T. B. 
Lanier, B. C. Campbell, A. L. Byrd, J. C. Clifford. 



f A.^- 



i 

M I N i T E ■ • 




•OF THE- 



TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



ptile Sikr §a|fat ^satiation, 



-HELD WITH- 



Friendship Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 
* November i, 2, and 3, i8g$. 



Elder J. M. HollExMan, Moderator, Apex, N. C- 

Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 



The next session will be held with the Church at Dunn, beginning on 
I Thursdav, October 29th, 1886. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Friendship Church, Harnett County, N. C, 

Friday, November 1st, 1895. 

The twentieth annual session of the Little River Baptist 
Association met with the above named church as dated 
above. 

On account of the incessant rain, there was no meeting 
on Thursday as appointed. 

Friday morning the Association convened. Religious ex- 
ercises conducted by Elder J. M. Holleman, who read from 
the 25th chapter of Matthew, and led in pra} 7 er. 

In the absence of Bro. H. Y. Smith, the former Modera- 
tor, on motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is elected Moderator 
pro tern. 

On motion, the reading of the letters is dispensed with, 
and, upon calling the roll of churches, delegates are enrolled : 

Antioch — R. J. Patterson, J. E. Wilson. 

Baptist Grove— B. Dean, H. T. Gilbert, T. H. Knight, 
A. F. Johnson, W. H. Lee. 

Benson — E. L. Hall, L. E. Reaves, Alonzo Parrish. 

Bethel— L. T. West. 

Bute's Creek — Wm. Rogers, J. S. Pearson. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — Letter was sent to Clerk. 

Central — J. W. Barker. 

Cumberland Union — J. G. Johnson, T. B. Lanier, S. A. 
Lanier, J. O. Weathers, J. A. Tutor. 

Dunn — E. Lee. 

Elizabeth — Disbanded. 

Friendship— Q. E. Byrd, W. H. Allen, R. D. Reaves, L. 
D. Byrd, D. S. Williams. 

Hector's Creek — John A. Senter, G. B. Johnson, Jas. A. 
Senter, R. H. Smith and E. A. Johnson. 

Holly Springs— -N. T. Patterson, J. M. Patterson, P. H. 
Rogers. 

Juniper Springs — J. M. B. Thomas. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

Lillington — J. A. Rogers, J. L. Marsh. 

Macedonia — Represented by letter. 

Mount Tabor— R. D. Collier, John Wood. 

NeilVs Creek — Letter was sent to Clerk. 

New Hill — Represented by Letter. 

New Life — Not represented. 

Pine Forest — Not represented. 

Piny Grove— A. D. Jones, A. B. Betts, T. W. Powell. 

Pleasant Biclge — Not represented. 

Stony Creek — Disbanded. 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, C. V. Brooks. 
A. N; Campbell, J. A. Campbell, N. H. Gibbs, J. M. Hoi- 
leman, W. G. King. 

Correspondents and visitors invited. 

Petitionary letters called for. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Hoi le man is elected Moderator 
for the ensuing year and Elder J. A. Campbell Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

On motion, committees are appointed on the same sub- 
jects as last year. 

On Religious Exercises — Pastor and Deacons of Friend- 
ship Church. 

On Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell. 

On State Missions — J A. Campbell. 

On Home Missions — C. V. Brooks. 

On Foreign Missions — W. G. King. 

On Orphanage — Allen Betts. 

On Temperance — Wm. Rogers. 

On Sunday- Schools — E. L. Hall. 

On Education — C. V. Brooks. 

On Minister's Belief — A. D. Jones. 

On Prayer Meetings — G. E Byrd. 

On Periodicals — N. H. Gibbs. 

On Finance — A. L. Byrd and L. E. Reaves. 

On Time, Place and Preachers for next session — A. D. 
Jones, E. Lee, R. H. Smith. T. B. Lanier and D. S. Williams. 

Brother David Williford reports as a visitor from the 
South River Association and is welcomed to a seat. 

A short address of welcome is extended by the pastor of 
the Church, J. A. Campbell. Response by Elder W T . G. 
King. 

Brethren B. S. Peterson, of the North Carolina Baptist, 
H. L. Hall and J. L. Hall of the South River Association 
report and are welcomed as visitors and correspondents. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

Elder C. V. Brooks reads the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

\ 
The territory occupied by the Southern Baptist Convention is perhaps 
the most inviting and responsible field for Baptist labor and enterprise. 
Our business is to Christianize the world. Let us furnish our people with 
a pure gospel. Let us give our sister nations an example of a civilization 
effected by strong Christian character. 

Let us provide preachers and places for the ^lave-cursed negro, the im- 
migrants tainted with infidelity and Catholicism, priest-ridden Cuba and the 
American Indian. Let us help by our prayers and our means. 

C. V. Brooks, Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are limited to ten minutes. 
Remarks on Hume Missions by Brethren C. V. Brooks and 
Allen Betts, and the report is adopted. 

Elder N. H. Gibbs reads the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

One of the greatest needs of our people is information; information with 
regard to their duties, responsibilities and the progress of- the Lord's w T ork. 
( )ne is not supposed to be interested in that about which he knows nothing. 
Many of the papers that are read by our people are not worthy to enter our 
homes. We recommend to our people the Biblical Recorder, the organ of 
the Baptists of North Carolina. 

We recommend Charity and Children, giving full information with re- 
gard to our Orphanage. 

We also recommend the Mission Journal, giving full information with 
regard to our Missions in the Southern States and foreign lauds. We' also 
recommend the North Carolina Baptist. We recommend that all our Sun- 
day-schools order their literature through our Sunday-school supply store 
at Raleigh. N. H. Gibbs, Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by Brethren Gibbs, 
Allen Betts, Peterson, J. A. Campbell and W. G. King. 

The Recorder and Charity and Children are represented 
by J. A. Campbell. 

Adoption of report deferred till to-morrow. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The congregation assembled at the singing of "Am I a 
Soldier of the Cross?" 

Elder W. M. Page reports as a visitor from the South 



b MINUTES OF THE 

River Association. Prof. J. C. Clifford reports as visitor 
from the Raleigh Association. 
Bro. Williams Rogers reads the 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

God's Word teaches us to be temperate in all things. No drunkard can 
enter the Kingdom of Heaven. There are in the United States over 600, - 
000 drunkards, of which number, some 80,000 annually fill drunkard's 
graves. The cause of intemperance is broadcast over the land, carrying to 
destruction our sons and daughters. We, as Baptists, are largely respon- 
sible for the continuance of this curse. We should free ourselves from 
this stigma by practicing total abstinence from the use of all intoxicants, 
and should work earnestly for the suppression of the liquor traffic. 

Wm. Rogers, Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren Wm. 
Rogers, Allen Betts, W. G. King, A. D. Jones and N. H. 
Gibbs, and the report is adopted 

Bro. A. D. Jones offers the following 

REPORT ON MINISTER'S RELIEF. 

The organization of this Board has already been a great blessing to our 
aged ministers, and should be more largely contributed to by all our church- 
es. Some of our Ministers who have spent their lives in advancing our Bap- 
tist cause have been relieved by this Board 

We should arouse our Churches in this matter, and do more for those who 
have worn themselves out trying to advance the Master's cause and helping 
others. Brethren, let us all do more for them. A. D. Jones, Committee. 

A motion being made to adopt, speeches are made by 
Brethren Peterson, Holleman and Lee and a collection 
amounting to $4 00 is taken for the support of aged min- 
isters. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9 :30 a m. 

Prayer by Elder W. M. Page. 



SATURDAY MORNING. 

November 2nd, 1895. 



The Association convened according to adjournment. 
Religious exercises conducted by Elder W. M. Page. 
Minutes of yesterday are read and approved. Roll is 
called. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 

Bro. S. N". Liles reports as a visitor from the Sandy Creek 
Association. Also Bro. W. L. Hawley as a visitor from the 
same body. 

Bro. E. L. Hall reads the report on Sunday-schools, and, 
a motion being made to adopt, on motion, the discussion is 
deferred till to-morrow morning 9 :30. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We earnestly believe that the work done by the Sabbath -schools is of the 
highest importance to the rapid development of the Church and for the 
proper training of the youth of our land. Because, through the efforts put 
forth in the Sunday-schools not only are the older ones incited to more 
earnest work for the Master, but the young people and the children upon 
whom the future prosperity of our churches and country depends, may be 
encouraged by the examples and precepts of the older ones and by the 
pure teaching of God's Word. In our annual meetings of the Sunday- 
school Convention of the Little River Association, we hear from the work 
in all parts of the Association, and on all occasions it is encouraging. 
Brethren and sisters, come together and put forth an extra effort to make 
this the most prosperous year in this work, for here we implant the first 
principles of the religion of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

E. L. Hall, Committee. 

Report on State Missions is read by J. A. Campbell, and, 
on motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren Peterson, 
Betts, J. A. Campbell, and a collection, amounting to $6.00 
is made for that work. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

It is the work of the State Mission Board to have the gospel preached in 
all the destitute sections of the .State. More than one hundred years ago 
our fathers began this work, and we are largely what we are to-day as a 
denomination because of their wisdom in planning and their zeal in prose- 
cuting the work in their day. There are now about one hundred Baptist 
preachers under the employment of this Board, preaching in the destitute 
sections of the State. The Board is now about $8,000.00 in debt, and, 
unless a united effort is made by our people, a debt will be reported to our 
coming Convention. Let us do our part in liquidating this debt. 

J. A. Campbell, Committee. 

Elder W. G. King reads the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The last great command of our Lord Jesus Christ was to give the gospel 
to every creature. The heathen cannot be saved without the gospel of the 
Son of God, for there is no other name given under heaven or among men 
whereby we can be saved. The Scriptures tell us that we are laborers to- 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

getlier with God, and the work of the church will not be done until this 
gospel of the Kingdom is preached in all the world as a witness unto all 
nations. The fields occupied by the Southern Baptists are as follows: 

Mexico, with a population of 12,000,000; South America, 34,000,000; 
Italy, 30,000,000. These countries are priest-ridden and Romanized. Af- 
rica, 61,000,000; Japan, 40,000,000; China, 425,000,000. These are in 
heathenish darkness. On these fields there is only one missionary to every 
3,000,000, and then several hundred thousand left. 

The Little River Association is asked to give only fifty dollars to help on 
this vast field. How small the amount, compared with the great needs ! 
Submitted, W. G, King, Committee. 

After remarks on the report by Elder W. G. King, a col- 
lection amounting to $8.08 for that object. 

Committee on Time, Place and Preachers, report, recom- 
mending that the next session of the Association be held 
with the church at Dunn on Thursday before the first Sun- 
day in November, 1896. Elder J. M. Holleman to preach 
the Introductory Sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock, a. m., 
and Elder J. A. Campbell to preach the Missionary Sermon 
on Sunday at 11 o'clock, a. m. 

Also that the next Union meet with New Life church on 
Friday before the fifth Sunday in December 1895, Elder A. 
N. Campbell to preach the Introductory Sermon and Elder 
C. V. Brooks the Missionary Sermon. 

Bro. J. C. Caddell, agent and correspondent of the Bibli- 
cal Recorder, reports, and is welcomed to a seat. The dis- 
cussion of the report on Periodicals is resumed by Bro. 
Caddell, and the report is adopted. 

Elder A. N. Campbell reads the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

The Little River Association has within it bounds one of the hardest and 
most important mission fields in North Carolina, being almost entirely a 
Missionary field. We began this work in 1875, twenty years ago. Since 
that time we have pushed this work, possibly as best we could. Still, how 
far short we have fallen from our whole duty as a body! Many of this 
body can, perhaps, say, "I have done what I could;" but a great many 
more would have to say, "I have done nothing." May the God of Mis- 
sions impress every member of the Little River Association who may read 
this report to give something during the next year to help forward this 
great work. A. N. Campbell, 

Committee. 

After remarks on the subject by Elders A. N. Campbell, 
Allen Betts and W. M. Page, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 
The Executive Board met at the Academy. 
Elder C. V. Brooks reads the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Within the bounds of our Association there is an increasing demand for 
preparatory education. The academies now in operation within the bounds 
of our Association deserve our patronage and hearty co-operation. The 
academies are the feeders of the colleges, the foundation upon which our 
higher institutions are built. Many of our boys and girls do not goto 
college and they should have* the benefit of thorough elementary training. 

Wake Forest College is our college. There is no better college in the 
South. 250 students have been enrolled this year. The untiring efforts of 
the friends of Christian education against State competition are effecting 
much interest in our cause. The Board of Education is supporting a num- 
ber of young men who are unable to pay their way at college. These are 
pious men called of God to preach the gospel. They look to the Board, 
and the Board depends upon the contributions from the churches for funds 
with which to defray their expenses. Let every' church take at least one 
collection for this object every year. We must have an educated ministry, 
if we succeed as a denomination. The Baptist Female University is ex- 
pected to do for our girls what Wake Forest College is doing for our boys. 
We are advancing with the building in accordance with the contributions 
from churches and individuals. We greatly need funds to complete the 
building. Give us your best offering and, under God, we can, we must, 
we will succeed. C. V. Brooks, 

Committee. 

The report on Education is discussed by Brethren C. V. 
Brooks, J. C. Clifford, J. C. Caddell and J. A. Campbell. 

On motion, Rev. J. A. Campbell is allowed the privilege 
of advertising his school on the fly-leaf of our minutes. 

On motion, the report on Education is adopted. 

Elder Allen Betts reads the 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

Our Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville is an institution of Charity, in 
which all the people ought to take part. This would be well pleasing to 
the Lord. Let our prayers and our alms go up as a memorial before God, 
that He may bless and save the little orphans. 

Respectfully submitted, Allen Betts, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren Cad- 
dell and Betts and the report is adopted. 

Bro. G. E. Byrd reads the 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

God's Word teaches us to pray without ceasing and to use all manner of 
prayer. The Savior set the example of prayer and even gave us the very 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

words to use. Hence, the importance of at least weekly prayer meetings 
in all our churches. It strengthens the brotherhood and binds us more 
closely together and develops our talents for all Christian service. We 
earnestly recommend both family and secret prayer. 

Geo. E. Byiid, Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by Bro. G. E. 
Byrd and the report is adopted. 

Treasurer of Association reported and report adopted. 
[See Appendix.] 

The Historian reports and, on motion, he is instructed to 
have the combined sketches of the Churches and Associa- 
tions printed as soon as possible. 

Elder W. G. King offers the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 
to this church and community for their hospitality in providing entertain- 
ment for this body. 

On motion, the resolution is unanimously adopted. 

Report on Finance is read by Bro. A. L. Byrd and the 
report is adopted. 

On motion, proceed to appoint delegates to the Baptist 
State Convention. Appointed Elders J. M. Holleman, J. 
A. Campbell, A. N. Campbell, C. V. Brooks, Allen Betts, 
and Brethren A. L. Byrd and E. L. Hall. 

Treasurer is instructed to pay out the money on hand as 
directed. 

On motion, Elder C. Y. Brooks is appointed a delegate to 
the Southern Baptist State Convention, Elder J. A. Camp- 
bell alternate. 

On motion, the Association adjourn until to-morrow 9 :30 
a. m. Prayer by Elder Gibbs. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Elder C. Y. Brooks led in prayer. 

The Executive Board for the ensuing year is appointed. 

Short, helpful Sunday School addresses are made by 
Brethren E. L. Hall, J. C. Clifford, B. S. Peterson, J. C. 
Caddell, and H. L. Hall. 

The choir led by Prof. P. H. Rogers gave us some excel- 
lent music. 

The report on Sunday Schools is adopted. 

At the close of the discussion, a collection amounting to 
$4.83 is taken for the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville. 

All Sunday Schools are requested to take monthly collec- 
tions for the Orphanage. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

On motion, the Association adjourns to meet at Dunn 
October 29th, 1896. 

The congregation being too large to be accommodated in 
the house, Elder W. G. King preaches at the Academy, 
while Elder A. N. Campbell preaches the Missionary Ser- 
mon in the church. Text: John 10:9. "I am the door." 

Collection at both services for missions amounts to $7.64. 

Although the Association had adjourned, the Clerk sug- 
gested that the Moderator should appoint one Brother on 
each subject to write reports for the next session of the As- 
sociation. 

The following brethren were appointed by him to write 
reports on the subjects assigned: 

On Associational Missions— N. H. Gibbs. 

On State Missions — C. V. Brooks. 

On Foreign Missions — A. N. Campbell. 

On Home Missions — J. A. Campbell. 

On Education — H. Y. Smith. 

On Orphanage — D. S. Williams. 

On Temperance-^E. L. Hall. 

On Sunday Schools — R. G. Taylor. 

On Minister's Relief — E. G. Stephenson. 

On Prayer Meetings — R. J. Bennett. 

On Periodicals — W. G. King. 

The congregation then joined in singing "Blest be the tie 
that binds," and another most pleasant and profitable session 
was ended. 

May those who live to meet in the session see great gains 
in numbers and largely iu creased contributions. 
Who will help? 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1894. 



Toe 



ish received for Minutes $ 21. 21 

" Clerk 9.04 

' " " Associational Missions 30.76 

' ' " State Missions 37. 79 

' " " Home Missions 19 76 

" • ' Foreign Missions 36 45 

' " " Ministerial Education 28 66 

" Baptist Orphanage 38. 27 

" Aged Ministers 6.37 

" "At Association for Clerk .75 

$229.06 



By cash paid for Minutes $ 21.00 

Clerk. . . . . 10.00 

Treasurer Executive Board 30.76 

State Missions 37. 79 

Home Missions 19.76 

Foreign Missions 36.45 

Ministerial Education 28.66 

Baptist Orphanage 38. 27 

Ministers' Relief ... 6.37 



$229.06 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



12 



APPENDIX. 



13 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



DR. 



CHURCHES. 




Sent to Board in 
June. 


Sent to Board in! 
September. 


Sent to 

Association. \ 


13 
o 
H 


Antioch 


$2 50 

48 

4 00 


$ 80$ ... 


$ 1 00 
1 13 

1 00 

2 00 

3 02 


% 4 30 


Baptist Grove 


1 61 


Benson 


1 23 

1 20 
1 00 


2 50 


8 73 


Bethel 


3 20 


Buie's Creek 

Canon Grove 


1 94 


5 96 


Cumberland Union 




1 20 
1 00 


1 00 


"i 66 

4 25 

3 50 
3 00 


3 20 


Central 




2 00 


Dunn 


5 00 
4 44 

6 00 
30 
25 

2 31 


9 25 


Friendship 


3 42 
3 00 


2 12 

3 00 


13 48 


Hector's Creek 


15 00 


Elizabeth 


30 


Stonv Creek 


50 

. 1 00 

2 10 






75 


Holly Springs 




1 00 
1 10 


4 31 


Juniper Springs 


3 20 


Lillington 






Macedonia 




2 06 

"i*78 
2 00 






2 06 


Mt. Tabor 


75 
2 49 


1 69 




2 44 


Neills ' reek 


4 27 


New Hill 




2 00 
1 10 


4 00 


New Life 


1 25 


2 35 










Piney Grove 


1 18 


2 02 
80 




2 78 


5 98 




80 


Sunday Collections 




3 50 




3 50 










Total 










| 100 69 

7 88 


Balance on hand 


























- 









CR. 

By amount paid out as follows: 

Elder A. N. Campbell, missionary $ 30 00 

Elder N. H. Gibbs, missionary 46 36 

Elder C Y. Brooks 10 02 

Elder Allen Betts 10 00 

R. H. Smith, Secretary for 3 years 6 00 

Total amount paid out , $102 38 

Balance on hand $ 6 19 

R H. SMITH, Treas, Ex, Board, 



14 



APPENDIX. 
REPORT ON FINANCE. 



CHURCHES. 


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od 


02* 

IJ 

c 

03 
02 

< 

$1 00 
1 13 

1 00 

2 00 

3 02 


03 

H 

'53 

63 

C3 

QQ 
$ 90 

04 

1 00 

5 50 

2 50 


02 

S3 

.2 

02 
© 

g 

W 

| 70 

07 

50 

2 00 

1 00 


OQ 

a 

# o 

d 

"53 
o 


| 
a 
o 

c3W 

m 

"3 

s 


Baptist 

Orphanage. 

Aged Ministers. 


o 


Antiocb 

Baptist Grove. 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek. . 
Cameron's Grv 


% 60 

1 00 

1 75 

25 

1 50 


31 
25 
1 00 
50 
50 


$ 70 

Too 

2 00 
2 50 


$1 00]$ 90$ 90 
| ! 25 

1 50' 1 00' 

2 00! 3 00i 1 00 
1 00 2 50 50 


$7 01 

2 74 

8 75 

18 25 

15 02 


Canon Grove . . 


55 

1 25 
1 00 






85 


25 


45 








a 10 


Cumberl'd Un. 
Dunn 


75 

25 4 25 


2 70 2 35 
1 25 1 00 


2 45 
1 00 
1 00 

4 15 

5 55 
10 85 

50 
1 00 


2 05 


2 75 




14 30 

8 75 


Central 


1 25 25 1 00 1 00 50 






1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

25 

Too 


6 00 


Friendship .... 
Hector's Creek 
Holly Springs. 
Juniper Spr'gs 
Lilliugton .... 
Macedonia .... 


1 75 

2 00 

1 00 
50 
75 
90 
80 

2 25 
1 25 

75 


1 25 
1 00 

"25 
25 
25 


3 50 
3 00 

1 00 
1 10 


3 50 

8 00 

2 50 

35 


3 50 

3 00 

1 90 

40 


2 00 

5 00 

1 45 

20 


2 50 
6 00 
1 25 
1 35 


23 15 
34 55 

20 20 
4 40 
3 00 






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25 


1 40 


Mt. Tabor 










1 05 


Neill's Creek.. 




60 
1 00 


20 

75 


56 
2 00 






30 
1 00 


3 91 


New Hill 

New Life 


50 
25 


2 00 
1 10 


75 


1 00 


10 25 
2 10 


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Pleasant Ridge 
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2 78 






3 78 ' . - 


1 85 


1 60 


12 21 












22 80 


1 14 
9 20 




10 20 




11 51 




4 83 


4 00 


31 68 


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27 88 


41 89 


18 12 


51 00 


16 95 


29 18 


13 80 


230 82 



L. E. REAVES, ) 
A. L. BYRD, 



Committee. 



APPENDIX 
SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



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SUPPLEMENT. 

In the'discussion on Prayer Meetings, Bro. Geo. Ed. Byrd, 
of Friendship church, made a talk that was so helpful that 
the Clerk was anxious to let all the brethren and sisters be 
helped by it. Bro. Byrd has written dowD his talk, as 
nearly as he could recall it, and has given us the privilege 
of inserting it in the minutes. It is to be regretted that so 
few churches report prayer meetings. Let every church 
have a prayer meeting, at least on Saturday before the hour 
for preaching. 

Let every home have a family altar and every individual 
a place for secret prayer. If this is done, next year will 
witness great advances in all our work. 

Clerk. 



TALK BY BROTHER GEORGE E. BYRD. 

"I would like, if I could, to say a few words on the subject of prayer 
and prayer meetings. 

We speak of this or that Christian as a "man of prayer." Jesus was the 
"man of prayer," He was emphatically so. He had the spirit without meas- 
ure, was infallible, full of wisdom and needed not that any should teach 
Him; yet He prayed. All His public and private acts were consecrated by 
prayer. His baptism, resurrection, transfiguration and ascension. He 
breathed His spirit away in prayer. Jesus the Son of God, the Lord of 
all, the praying Redeemer! What an example! Oh, brethren, if He prayed, 
what ought we poor sinful creatures be doing? There is no occupation 
lawful to be pursued, nothing upon which we can enter, for which we 
would not be the better prepared by prayer. Prayer is just as essential to 
the spiritual growth and development of the Christian as bread is to the 
growth and development of the physical man. One may be in the best of 
health, but should he cease to take nourishment, he will soon become sickly, 
languish and die. So the Christian who ceases to pray will become spirit- 
ually sick, lose his power, languish and die. 

Brethren, we must eat or perish naturally, we must pray or perish spir- 

18 



SUPPLEMENT. 19 

\ 

itually. If our prayers do not call down blessings on us, our sins will 
call down vengeance upon us. 

But some one may say "we agree with you, Bro. Byrd, in all this, but 
why not pray in our homes and in secret and dispense with the prayer 
meeting? They are so troublesome and call for so much sacrifice." 

Brethren, my answer to this is, that God enjoins it upon us, and has 
promised to meet with His people when thus assembled and hear their 
united prayers. He says in His Word, "where two or three are gathered 
together in my name, there am I in the midst to own and bless them." Not 
only so, there are other reasons. We cannot afford to dispense with the 
prayer meetings. 

I wish to discuss this subject briefly under three heads as referred to in 
the report. Prayer meetings or social prayer; Family prayer; Secret 
prayer. 

There is that to be gained by social prayer that cannot be obtained by 
either of the other forms. We can get close together as we kneel before 
God together in prayer. We can help each other up towards heaven more 
as we kneel side by side with common needs and common aspirations. We 
can understand each other better as we kneel in prayer together before 
our Father and our Friend. This cannot fail to unite us more and strength- 
en the tie that binds. 

There is also that to be gained from family prayer that cannot be ob- 
tained from either social or secret prayer. There are matters in the family 
circle with which the outside world has not directly to do, which should 
be taken by the family alone before God in prayer. And as God is daily 
supplying our needs and constantly granting us great favors, there is due 
from each member a return of thanksgiving and praise It is also in the 
home that the foundation of all true morality and Christian character is 
laid. It is in the home that the destiny of both Church and State is shaped. 
It is in the home life that we prepare our boys and girls for social life, for 
society and for their life work. It is in the home that we prepare our 
children for the Sunday School and in the home and the Sunday. School 
combined that we prepare the way for Christ to come into their hearts. 

Brother Moderator, the father, mother or guardian that undertakes this 
great work without the aid of family prayer, will make a great mistake. 
Is that enough? Do I not put it mildly when I say they will make a sad 
failure? Brethren, go home and erect the family altar. 

You may be destitute of many of the world's pleasures, have many se- 
vere afflictions, and the world may look upon you as having a hard time, 
still it is only like the surface heavings of the ocean, while underneath it 
all there is a deep settled calm. 

There is that to be gained by secret prayer that cannot be gotten from 
either social or family prayer. There is that degree of excitement, embar- 
rassment, confusion, or something of the kind in all public devotion that 



20 SUPPLEMENT. 

I 

prevents us from unbosoming ourselves as we wish ; or it is so with me and 
I suppose I am not entirely unlike all others. 

Besides, we sometimes have troubles that we do not feel like speaking 
of, and perhaps it would not be wise for us to make known to the dearest 
friend on earth. But we can tell it to Jesus, with the assurance that He 
will sympathize, pity and bless. Brethren, there is nothing in all the world 
that will make us so pure and strong as a while each day with Jesus in 
secret — an hour alone with Infinite Love and Infinite Mercy. 

Oh, brethren, neglect not the all-important subject of prayer." 

"Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, 
That calls me from a world of care, 
And bids me at my Father's throne 
Make all my wants and wishes known. " 
Phil. 4: 6 and 19. 



in 






MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty=First Annual Session 



OF THE 



iitflB iiiVBi'llap^t It^ociation 



HELD WITH- 



Dunn Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 



October 29, 30, 31, acd Nov. 1, 1896. 



J. C. Clifford, Moderator, , Dunn, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 



Next Session will meet with Juniper Springs Church, eight miles east 
; of. Jonesboro, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1897. 



IWv 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



ivciisrTJTES 



OF THE- 



Twenty=First Annual Session 



OF THE- 



2 






HELD WITH- 



Dimn Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 



October 29, 30, 31, and Nov. 1, 1896. 



J. C. Clifford, Moderator, Dunn, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 

Next Session will meet with Juniper Springs Church, eight miles east 
of Jonesboro, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1897. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

Allen Betts, Varina,. N. C. 

A. N. Betts, Apex, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C . 

J. A. Campbell, „ .Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, , . .Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. . 

W. G. King, Villanow, N. C. 

S. W. Oldham, , . Broadway, N. C. 

J. R. Spence, Ballentine's Mills, K C. 

E. G. Stephenson, Raleigh, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Antioch—'R.J. Patterson, Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson, 

Baptist Grove— T. H. Knight, Juniper Springs— C, B. McNeill, 

Benson — E. L. Hall, IJllington—J . T. Rogers, 

Bet7iel—N\ex. West, Macedonia— D . H. Wheeler, 

B trie's Creek — Wm. Rogers, Mt. Tabor— J. E. Reardon, 

Cameron's Grove — J. Calicut, Neill's Creek — M. H. Matthews. 

Canon Grove— D. G. Wilson, New Hill— J. J. Edwards, 

Central— J. W. Barker, New Life—B. F. Campbell, 
Cumberland Union — J. G. Johnson, Pine Forest — B. F. McLeod. 

Dunn — E. Lee, Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly, 

Friendship— J '. W. Byrd, Piney Grove— N. I. Spence. 
Hector's Creek — T. H. Smith, 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOARD. 

S. W. Oldham, J. C. Clifford, T. B. Lanier, D. H. Senter, Alonzp 
Parrish, J. A. Campbell. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Dunn, Harnett, Co., N. C, 
Thursday, October 29th, 1896. 

The twenty-first annual session of the Little River Baptist 
Association met with the above named church as dated 
above. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Elder J. M. 
Holleman, the appointee, from Col. 4:3 — "Christ who is 
our life." 

After intermission of one hour, assembled for business. 

Elder J. M. Holleman, the former Moderator, read a por- 
tion of Scripture and led in prayer. 

Brethren J. C. Clifford and P. R Hall are appointed Read- 
ing Clerks. 

Roll of churches called. 

The following delegates were present : 

Antioch—J '. K. Haigwood, J. B. Collins. 

Baptist Grove— W. A. Griffin, T. H. Knight. 

Benson— F. R. Hall, Alonzo Pariish, W. D. Thomas, E. 
L. Hall. 

Bethel— L. T. West. 

Bute's Creek — Wm. Pearson, D. M. Hamilton, William 
Rogers. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — Represented by letter. 

Central — Kelso Wood. 

Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, J. O. Weathers, A. Y. 
Tutor, J. G. Johnson, S. A. Lanier. 

Dunn—B.. N. Bizzell, W. H. Pope, D. S. Williams, E. 
Lee, H. C. McNeill. 

Friendship— Geo. Ed. Byrd, J. T. Dollar, S. N. Parker, 
A. L. Byrd, J. W. Byrd. 

Hector's Creek— John A. Senter, T. H. Smith, R. H. 
Dewar, Kemp Smith, O. G. Bradley. 

Holly Springs— -N. T. Patterson, M. B. O'Quinn, J. M. 
L. Patterson, W. T. Wilson. 

Juniper Springs — A. M. Thomas, J. A. Buchanan, C. B. 
McNeill, Z. J. Womack, I. F. Thomas. 

Lillington — J. T. Rogers. 



4 MINUTES OP THE 

Macedonia — B. W. Baker, J. H. Hilliard. 

Mt, Tabor— J. E. Reardon, F. iM. Wood, J. L. Colyer, 
William Hatcher. 

NeilVs Creek— W. B. Matthews, Benj. Upclmrch, J. F. 
McLeod 

New Hill— By letter. 

New Life—C. W. Flowers, J. L. Johnson, B. F. Campbell. 

Pine Forest— J . L. Ennis, J. W. McLeod. 

Piriey Grove— G. W. Spence, A D. Jones. 

Pleasant Ridge — Not represented. 

Ordained Ministers Present — Allen Betts, A. N. Camp- 
hell, J. A. Campbell, N. H. Gibbs, J. M. Holleman, J. R. 
Spence, E. G. Stephenson. 

Correspondents and visitors invited: Elder W. B. Harrell, 
Correspondent from South River Association, Elder S. W. 
Oldham from Mt. Zion Association, Elder J. J. Adams 
from Raleigh Association, Bro. L R. Carroll from Eastern 
Association and brethren J. M. Johnson, J. C. Williford, 
Bryant Elmore, 1ST. L. Morgan and F. M. Hawley from 
South River Association, are welcomed to seats. 

Elder S. C. Page, who is a member of a newly organized 
church, is also welcomed. 

On motion, Bro. J. C. Clifford is elected Moderator for 
the ensuing year, and, on motion, J. A. Campbell is re- 
elected Clerk and Treasurer. 

On motion, Moderator appoint brethren L. R. Carroll, J. 
M. Holleman and A. N. Campbell a committee on Order of 
Business. 

Pastor and Deacons of this Church are appointed a com- 
mittee on Religious Exercises. 

On motion, adjourned till to-night. 



NIGHT SESSION— Thursday, 7 p. m. 

Moderator read 12th chapter of Romans. Prayer by Dr. 
Mitchell. Committee on Order of Business report and re- 
port received. Visitors again invited: Dr. John Mitchell, 
representing the Board of Education, Bro. B. S. Peterson of 
North Carolina Baptist, Elder J. E White, Corresponding 
Secretary of Board of Missions, are welcomed to seats. 

Elder J. A. Campbell reads the 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of State Missions lies at the basis of all our denominational 
life and interests. Its successful prosecution means the kingdom of Christ 
for all the people of North Carolina. Under God this work has been won- 
derfully successful in giving the gospel to the people of North Carolina 
and in developing the power of the Baptists for good. We would urge 
upon every Baptist the pressing needs of this work at this time. We 
have in the field this year 98 missionaries; preaching to 450 congregations. 
About 1,000 members have been baptized into mission churches — a great 
many church buildings have been erected on mission fields and we have 
not had greater evidence in all the history of the work of God's favor and 
blessing. 

We are behind about $5,000 in the payment of our missionaries. We 
expect the brethren and the Churches to come nobly to our aid in enabling 
to wipe out this indebtedness by November loth. We recommend that 
the Churches in the Little River Association do what they can during the 
next month in aid of this effort. Our own Association has many destitute 
fields, more, of which we will hear in the report of the Executive Committee. 
As Baptists let us be faithful in discharging the grave responsibility the 
Lord has laid upon us. Let us join together with our brethren all over 
the State and rest not till North Carolina our own beloved State is brought 
to Christ, the Truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth as it is 
taught in the new Testament. J. E. White, 

C. V. Bkooks, 
Wm, Rogers, 

Committee. 

A stirring address by Secretary White. Collection for 
State Missions $12.09. 'Prayer by Bro. White. Adjourned 
till to-morrow 9:00 a. m. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, Oct. 30. 

Religious exercises conducted by Bro. J. J. Adams. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Roll called and 
new delegates enrolled. 

The following brethren are appointed to write on the va- 
rious subjects : 

Associational Missions — N. H. Gribbs, T. B. Lanier, C. 
B. McNeill. 

State Missions — C. V. Brooks, J. E. White, Wm. Rogers. 

Home Missions — J. A. Campbell, H. C. McNeill, Alonzo 
Parrish. 

Foreign Missions — A. N. Campbell, L. R. Carroll, T. H. 
Smith. 

Education — John Mitchell, S. W. Oldham, Jno A. Senter. 



G MINUTES OF THE 

Orphanage — D. S. Williams, William Pearson, F. R. Hall. 

Temperance — E. L. Hall, E. Lee, J. R. Spence. 

Sunday Schools— R. G. Taylor, Geo. E. Byrd, J. C. 
Clifford. 

Minister's Belief— -E. G. Stephenson, J. M. Holleman, J. 
W. Byrd. 

Prayer Meetings— -W '. B. Harrell, J. R. Spence, H. N. 
Bizzell. 

Periodicals — J. J. Adams, B S. Peterson, J. C. Caddell. 

Finance— F. R. Hall, A. L. Byrd. 

Elder W. B. Harrell reads the following report, and, 
after remarks by Elders Harrell and Adams, on motion, the 
report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER AND PRAYER MEETINGS. 

In offering this report to-day, it may be asked, in the beginning-, can a 
child of God live without prayer? Or can the people who are united to- 
gether, in one church, live and grow as they ought to in the Christian life, 
and in the work of the Lord, with the scriptural "assembling" of them- 
selves "together," all neglected and forsaken, and the house of God, which 
is "the house of prayer," deserted by the very people for whom the house 
is built? Nay, my brethren ; if we would live in Christ, and would have 
the Christ life abide in us, we dare not say or think, we can live without 
prayer. The Holy Spirit is given to all the followers of the Lord in an- 
swer to prayer, both private and public; and we may not absent ourselves 
from the prayer meetings of our Church, unless unavoidably, without do- 
ing violence to our better-life imparted by the Blessed Saviour, and with- 
out serious loss to our soul's welfare. "They that feared the Lord spake 
often one to another," is the sweet language of Holy Writ; that is, they 
met together, talked together they prayed one with and for another, and the 
Lord hearkened and heard the voice of their supplications. 

We would urge upon all Christians therefore, that they not only pray in 
secret, but always, everyAvhere, on proper occasions, and not to faint; for 
"in due season we shall reap if we faint not" saith the word of the Lord. 
A praying christian is the only live christian, and the poet well expresses 
the power of the man of God over Satan when he says 

"And Satan trembles 
When he sees, 
The weakest Christian 
On his knees." 

People who say they have no need, any more, to pray for themselves, are 
led captive by the devil ; for if they have no daily sense of their omissions 
of duty, and neglect of prayer, to ward off the attacks of the great enemy 
of all righteousness, then they are self-deceived ; for the Apostle John so 
declares, in these words "If we say that we have no sin we deceive our- 
selves and the truth is not in us." (1st John 1-8.) The love of God leads 
His people to daily go to Him, in humble prayer confessing their sins, that 
they may obtain his forgiveness, and the cleansing power of the Holy 
Spirit to preserve us, each day, from the contaminations around us in the 
world. 

Therefore, we would again entreat the Lord's people, not to neglect 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

daily, secret prayer; nor to absent themselves from the prayer-meetings of 
their brethren when it is possible to attend them, for all such meetings are 
often a blessed means of grace. ' J R. Spence, 

H. N. Bizzell, 
W. B.Harrell, 

Committee. 

Elder S. W. Oldham reads the report on Foreign Missions, 
and on motion to adopt, remarks are made by Elder J. E. 
White, and the following pledges are made for that object: 

Antioch $ 5 00 Hector's Creek. $ 8 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 Holly Springs 5 00 

Benson , 2 00 Juniper Springs 5 00 

Bethel 3 00 Macedonia 2 00 

Buie's Creek .... 6 00 Mount Tabor 1 00 

Central 100 Neill's Creek 2 00 

Cumberland Union 5 00 New Life 1 00 

Dunn 10 00 Pine Forest 2 00 

Friendship 8 00 Piny Grove 8 00 

Collection for Foreign Missions $4 55 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board has in its employment 86 missionaries, to- 
gether with 110 native helpers, There are 98 churches, into the fellowship 
of which were baptized in one year 735 persons. If the Lord Jesus had 
not intended that the heathen should have the gospel he would not have 
said "'Go ye into all the world." It is our duty to send or carry the word 
of life to those who have never heard the good tidings of great joy which 
should be for all the people. Shall the heathen perish while still they call 
to us for bread? If they die are we clear of their blood? "How can they 
believe on him of whom they have not heard, and how can they hear with- 
out a preacher, and how can they preach unless they be sent?" 

A. N. Campbell, 
L. R. Carroll, 
T. H. Smith, 

Committee. 

Elders W. M. Page and M. W. ISTaylor report as visitors 
from the Sonth River Association and are welcomed to seats. 

The subject of Temperance is taken up, and remarks 
were made by Brethren W. B. Harrell, A. D. Jones and 
Wm. Rogers. Report adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Intemperance is a great evil. God's word teaches us to be temperate in 
all things. While we should be temperate in all things, we should be a 
total abstainant from the use of alcohol in all its forms. It is a physio- 
logical poison and, like opium and most other narcotics, the use of it in the 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

form of intoxicating drinks begets a constant increasing appetite which, 
when yielded to brings us to ruin and our souls to everlasting punishment. 
Therefore we would urge our Churches to wash their hands of so foul an 
iniquity, and to insist upon it, that their membership, renounce the use of 
all alcoholic drinks asabevenige entirety from henceforth, as the practice is 
degrading to the Christian name and profession. 

Respectfully submitted, E. L. Hall, 

Com mittee. 

Adjourned for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair. 

Bro. J. C. Caddell, agent for Biblical Recorder, and 
Elder C. V. Brooks of Sandy Creek Association, are wel- 
comed as visitors. 

Elder N. H. Gibbs reads the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

When, more than twenty years ago, the Little River Association was or- 
ganized, it was one large mission field. Since that time a great work has 
been done in leading souls to Christ and organizing Churches. The Lord 
has greatly blessed our labors, yet much remains to be done. Let every 
member of the Churches in this Association give something and put forth 
some effort to evangelize this territory. N. H. Gibbs, 

T. B. Laniek, 
C. B. McNeill, 

Committee, 

After remarks by Brethren N. H. Gibbs, J. C. Caddell, 
J. M. Holleman, J. J. Adams, Allen Betts, A. N. Campbell 
and others, on motion, the further discussion is postponed 
till to-morrow night. 

On motion, brethren T. B. Lanier, W. B. Patterson, C. 
B. McNeill, A. D. Jones and J. M Holleman are appointed 
a committee on Time, Place and Preachers for next Asso- 
ciation and next Union Meeting. 

On motion, adjourned till to-night 7 o'clock. 

Benediction by Elder Holleman. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

FRIDAY NIGHT. 

Moderator in the Chair. 

Elder J. B. Boone, Superintendent Baptist Orphanage, 
Elder C. W. Blanchard^ Financial Agent Wake Forest 
College, Elder O. L. Stringfield, representing Baptist Fe- 
male University, report and are welcomed as visitors. 

Elder J. J. Adams reads the report on Periodicals, and, 
after remarks by brethren Caddell and Peterson, on motion, 
the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Some one has said wisely: "Reading maketh a full man, writing an exact 
man; conversation a ready man;" and Solomon has said: "As a man think- 
eth in his heart so is he." So then, we should be very careful what we 
read for our thoughts are greatly colored by what we read. It is highly 
important that the mind be fed on wholesome literature. As Missionary 
Baptists, taking the Bible as our one and only rule of practice, we should 
get in close touch with all our denominational work in the State, and to do 
this we must not lose sight of the fact that the Biblical Recorder is the or- 
gan of the Baptist Churches of North Carolina. It should, if possible, be 
in every Baptist houi3. Brethren. J'f you would have your children be 
c >me Baptists and not be turned aside by "every wind of doctrine," do not 
fail to give them Baptist literature. 

We would impress the fact that, as a side light to God's Word and as a 
staunch and fearless vindicator of Bible truth and Baptist doctrine, the 
Biblical Recorder is not excelled by any religious journal in the State. 
To increase interest in our Orphanage, we would recommend Charity and 
Children, which can be had by sending one dollar to the same at Thomas- 
ville, N. C. The Mission Journal has ceased to exist but the Foreign Mis- 
sion Journal is worthy of patronage. Post Office, Richmond, Va. Price 
85 cents single copy ; 25 cents in clubs of six. We recommend the North 
Carolina Baptist as a paper worthy of the patronage of our people. 
Respectfully submitted, J. J. Adams, 

J. C. Caddell, 
B. S. Peterson, 
Committee. 

Elder S. W. Oldham reads the report on Education, and 
after an address on Ministerial Education by Dr. John 
Mitchell, the following pledges are made for that object: 

Antioch $2 00 Hector's Creek $5 00 

Baptist Grove 1 00 Holly Springs 3 00 

Benson 2 00 Lillington 1 00 

Bethel 2 00 Macedonia 1 00 

Buie's Creek 5 00 Neill's Creek 1 00 

Cumberland Union 3 00 Pine Forest 1 00 

Dunn 5 00 Piny Grove 2 00 

Friendship 5 00 

Collection for Ministerial Education $2.90. 
Then Elder O. L. Stringfield addressed the body on the 
subject of the Baptist Female University. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Along beside the many important subjects claiming our attention, and 
second to none of them, is Education. It is our duty to give to the people 
Christian Education. If we as Baptists are right in our belief, we ought 
to teach others to believe the same things. We note, with pride, the rapid- 
ity with which the Baptists of North Carolina are gaining ground along* 
the line of education. 

We are fast placing our young men in positions as principals of the 
academies. It is from the high schools and academies that the colleges re- 
ceive their patronage, hence the importance of securing Baptist teachers 
for Baptist schools. 

Let our young men be taught for Wake Forest College and for Christ, 
We have great reason to thank God for our college. There are more stu- 
dents and the college is doing better work than ever before. 

In introducing the chair of the Bible Wake Forest is supplying a long- 
felt need. Our ministers who can not go to a seminary may take this course 
of Bible study right here in our own college. One thing that brings sad- 
ness to our hearts is that so many worthy young ministers are now at home, 
who are anxious to be at Wake Forest, but are too poor to defray their 
own expenses. 

The destiny of the Baptist denomination in North Carolina may depend, 
in a large measure, upon these very young men. Thirty-six young ministers 
were aided last year. This year the Board of Education has been compelled 
to decrease the number. Only twenty-four are now being helped. Others, 
equally as worthy, are anxiously awaiting our decision as to whether they 
may enter. We are hoping and struggling that the Baptist Female Uni- 
versity may soon be opened to our young ladies, and that in it may be 
realized our fondest expectations. Respectfully submitted, 

" S. W. Oldham, 
John Mitchell, 
J. A. Senter, 

Committee. 

On motion, further discussion is postponed till to-morrow 
night. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9:00 a. m. 
Benediction by Bro. Stringfield. 



SATURDAY MORNING. 

Elder J. B. Boone conducted the opening exercises. 

The body suspended business, while Elder J. M. Holleman 
conducted the funeral services of Bro. R. A. Lassiter, a 
member of Dunn Baptist Church, who died of typhoid fever 
during the session of the Association. 

Elder J. J. Adams reads the report on the Baptist Or- 
phanage, and after an address by Supt. J. B. Boone, the re- 
port is adopted. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

"Pure religion and updefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit 
the fatherless and widows in their afflictions and keep himself unspotted 
from the world." With this declaration of God's Truth before us, how can 
we as an Association of Baptists whose only glory is our fidelity to the New 
Testament as our ruler of faith, fail to give of our means for the support of 
the 140 children at Thomasville who are fatherless and greatly in need of 
food and raiment. 

"He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord ; and that which 
he hath given will he pay him again." Prov 19:17. 

Respectfully submitted, I). S. Williams, 

Wm. Pearson, 
F. R. Ha li,. 

Committee. 

Collection for Orphanage $0.48. 

Elder C. V. Brooks reads the report on Home Missions, 
and, after remarks by Elders Brooks and Blanchard and a 
special prayer for our cause in Cuba, on motion the report 
is adopted. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention was created 
in 1845. 

During the fifty-one years of its history several hundred churches have 
been organized and many needy ones have been helped. 

The work is confined to the South and West where the population is 
made up largely of foreigners, and wealth seekers who migrated from 
other states. 

These people carried no churches with them ; consequently the rising 
generation is poisoned with skepticism and infidelity. 

The decisive battle between the church and infidelity is being fought 
now on the territory beyond the Mississippi river. The Board is guarding 
wisely the progress of its workers on the frontiers. The hardships are 
many and the opposition great. 

The missionaries must be fed and clothed by our contributions, or else 
give up the work for other support. Brethren, we cannot afford to call 
them home, they cannot afford to come. In mriny places no Baptist 
preaching has ever been heard and thousands of people have never been 
inside a Baptist church. 

Will you, dear brother, help to send preachers and build houses of wor- 
ship for the unfortunate Southerner! It is God's work; it is our work. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, 

H. C. McNeill, 
Alonzo Parriset, 

Committee. 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Elder E. G. Stephenson reads the report on Aged Minis- 
ters, and, after remarks by brethren Stephenson, Holleman 
and Carroll, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON AGED MINISTERS. 

The organization of this Board has already been a great blessing to our 
aged ministers, and should be more liberally supported by all our churches. 
Some of our brethren who have spent their lives in advancing our Bap- 
tist cause have been greatly relieved by thisBoard. Brethren, let us arouse 
ourselves and do more for this Board next year. 

E. O. Stephenson, 
J. M. Holleman, 
J. W.Bykd, 

Committee. 

Collection for that object amounts to $3.27. 

The report on Sunday Schools is read by Elder C. V. 
Brooks, and on motion to adopt, the discussion is deferred 
till Sunday morning. 

Committee on time, place and preachers report, recom- 
mending that the next Association he held with Juniper 
Springs Church, beginning on Thursday before the first 
Sunday in November, 1897; that Elder J. A. Campbell 
preach the Introductory Sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock, 
and Elder J. M. Holleman preach the Missionary Sermon on 
Sunday. 

That the next Union Meeting be held with Neill's Creek 
Church, beginning on Friday before the fifth Sunday in 
November, Elder N. H. Gibbs to preach the Introductory 
Sermon and Elder S. W. Oldham the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

Bro. A. L. Byrd reads the report on Finance. Adopted. 

Treasurer of Executiye Board reports and report adopted. 

Treasurer of Association reports and report adopted. 

Executive Board appointed for ensuing year. 

On motion, the Moderator appoint one brother to write on 
various subjects for next year. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell is appointed delegate to Bap- 
tist State Convention, S. W. Oldham alternate, and the As- 
sociation pay the expenses of one brother. $10.00 is con- 
tributed for delegate's expenses. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is appointed delegate 
to Southern Baptist Convention; Bro. J. C. Clifford, al- 
ternate. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

Oil motion, Elder J. A. Campbell is allowed the privilege 
of advertising his school on the fly leaf of the minutes. 
On motion, the Clerk is allowed $10.00 for services. 
Adjourned' till 7 p. m. 



SATURDAY NIGHT. 

The question of Associational Missions is taken up. 

On motion, the delegates are requested to get instructions 
from the churches as to what they will do for this object 
next year, and report at the Union Meeting in November. 

Report on Associational Missions is adopted. 

The Moderator announces the following brethren to write 
reports for next year : 

Prayer Meetings— -N '. H. Gibbs. 
State Missions — J. A. Campbell. 
Foreign Missions — L. R. Carroll. 
Home Missions — S. W. Oldham. 
Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell. 
Sunday Schools — E. L. Halh 
Temperance — E. G. Stephenson. 
Education — J. M. Holleman. 
Ministerial Belief— George E. Byrd. 
Periodicals- H. Y. Smith. 
Orphanage — H C. McNeill, 

The subject of Education is then taken up, and Elder C, 
W. Blanchard, Financial Agent of Wake Forest College, 
addresses the body, and the report is adopted. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9 o'clock a. m. 

Benediction by Dr. Mitchell, 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Prayer by Bro. Blanchard, 
Beautiful singing by the choir. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Christ is the author of the Christian Sunday School; let no man under- 
estimate its value. The most useful church members are Sunday School 
workers. The most intelligent young christians are usually made so by the 



14 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

help of the Bible school. May the time soon come when every church in 
the Association shall have an all-the-year Sunday School with a wise Su- 
perintendent and active Christian teachers. 

We hope to have all the churches report at the Convention next Spring. 
The children need training as much in Wiuter as in Summer. Let each of 
us see that our childrens minds and hearts are continually fed upon the 
eternal truths of the Bible. 

At our last Convention our leaders felt deeply the need of better plans 
and methods of work. Think, and pray, and work. Do your best for Je- 
sus, aud let Him do the best for you, and when we meet again we can have 
a better report than ever before. Geo. E. Byrd, 

R. G. Taylor, 
J. C. Clifford, 

Committee. 

Short Sunday School addresses were made by Brethren 
O. E. Winburn, B. S. Peterson and S. W. Oldham. 

By request of the appointee, Elder J. A. Campbell, Elder 
C. W. Blanchard preached the Missionary Sermon, using 
for a text Isaiah 35:8. "And an highway shall be there." 

Collection for Foreign Missions amounts to $8 b*4. 

On motion, the following brethren are appointed members 
of the Sunday School Board for the ensuing year: S. W. 
Oldham, J. C. Clifford, T. B. Lanier, D. H. Senter, Alonzo 
Parrish and J. A. Campbell. 

The following resolution is unanimously adopted: 

Mesohed, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 
to the brethren and sisters of this church, and citizens of Dunn and com- 
munity for the generous hospitality provided for the entertainment of this 
Association: also to the Presbyterian pastor, and his congregation for their 
courtesy for calling in their appointment for to-day to worship with us. 

On motion, the Association adjourned to meet with Ju- 
niper Springs next year. 

Benediction by Elder C. W. Blanchard. 

J. C. CLIFFORD, Moderator. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1895. 



To cash received for Minutes. 
Clerk . . . 



Associational Missions, 

State Missions .' 

Home Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Ministerial Education . 
Baptist Orphanage. . . . 
Aged Ministers 



22.80 
•9.20 
27 88 
41.89 
18.12 
51.00 
16 95 
29.18 
13.80 



Total , $ 230 . 82 



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By cash paid for Minutes $ 22 00 

" ' ( Clerk 10 00 

" " Treasurer Executive Board 27 8$ 

" " State Missions 41.89 

" " Home Missions 18.12 

" " Foreign Missions 51 . 00 

" " Ministerial Education 1G. 95 

" " Baptist Orphanage 29. 18 

" " Minister's Relief Board 13 . 80 



Total 



Respectfully, 



$ 230 82 

J. A CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



15 



16 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



CHURCHES. 



Antioch 

Baptist Grove 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Canon Grove . . . 
Cumberland Union 

Central 

Dunn 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek. 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs.. 

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Mount Tabor 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill.... 

New Life 

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The full amount paid missionaries during the year has not been handed 
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paid them, however, about $65 00 to Elders A. N. Campbell, Allen Betts, 
C. V. Brooks and N. H. Gibbs, Missionaries.— Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 
REPORT ON FINANCE. 



17 



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18 



APPENDIX. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



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Buie's Creek Academy and Commercial School 

POE'S, Harnett County, M. C., 
REV. J. A. CAMPBELL, Principal 




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A Leading Preparatory School, with Business, Short- 
hand, Typewriting, Telegraphy, Music and Art 
Departments. 226 Students Last Year. 



ZMZIIDTTTTES 


OF THE 


TWENTY=SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 
■ 


OF THE 


LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 


HELD WITH 


Juniper Springs Church, Moore County, N. C, 


NOVEriBER 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1897. 


• 

J. C. CLIFFORD, Moderator, Dunn, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 


Next Session will meet with Cumberland Union Church, New Hill 
nearest station, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November 1898. 


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NASH BROTHERS, 
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 
GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



UVCXHSTTXTES 



-OP THE- 



TWENTY=SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 



■OF THE- 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



■HELD WITH 



Juniper Springs Church, Moore County, N. C. f 

NOVEflBER 4, 5, 6, and 7, 1897. 



J. C. CLIFFORD, Moderator, Dunn, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 

Next Session will meet with Cumberland Union Qhureh, New Hill 
nearest station, on Thursday before the first Sunday in November 1898, 



NASH BROTHERS, 
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 
GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

R. J. Bennett New Hill, K C. 

A. N. Betts, Apex, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, K C. 

J. D. Dennis, Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson, K C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. HARWELL, Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

S. W. Oldham, Broadway, N. C 

S. C. Page, Godwin, N. C. 

J. R. Spence, Ballentine's Mills, N, C. 

E. G. Stephenson, Raleigh, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Antioch- -5 . E. Wilson. 
Baptist Grove — A. L. Baughcom. 
Benson— E. L. Hall. 
Bethel — Alex West. 
Side's Creek— 3. M. Byrd. 
Cameron's Grove— D. A. Graham. 
Canon Grove— D. G. Wilson. 
Central— Kelso Wood. 
Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier. 
Bunn—E. Lee. 
Friendship— J '. W. Byrd. 
Hector's Creek— T. H. Smith. 



Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson. 
Juniper Springs— C. B. McNeill. 
Lillington—Z. T. Rogers. 
Macedonia— -D ■. H. Wheeler. 
Mt. Tabor— J. F. Collier. 
Mill's Creek— -M. H. Matthews. 
New Hill- J. J. Welch. 
New Life— J. A. Hockaday. 
Pine Forest— -B. F. McLeod. 
Pleasant Ridge— A.. A. Kelly. 
Piney Grove — A. D. Jones. 
Sherwood— E. C. Pope. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOARD. 

S. W. Oldham, J. C. Clifford, J. McK. Byrd, A. L. Byrd, F. R. Hall. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Juniper Springs Church, 
Moore County, N. C, 

Thursday, Nov 4th, 1897. 

The twenty-second annual session of the Little River 
Baptist Association met as above stated. 

By request of Elder J. A. Campbell, the appointee, Elder 
B. W. Spilman preached the introductory sermon, using as 
his text Rev. 1 :12, 13, "Christ in the midst of his Churches." 

After an intermission of one hour for dinner, assembled 
for business, Moderator J. C. Clifford in the chair. Dr. 
John Mitchell conducted the opening exercises, reading the 
20th Psalm. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled, Brethren 
S. W. Oldham and F. R. Hall acting as Reading Clerks. 

Antioch — J. R Patterson, A. A. Patterson, J. E. Wilson, 
J. K. Haigwood. 

Bavtist Grove— -W '. D. Baughcom, B. Dean, J. W. Dean, 

A. Yt Tutor. 

Benson— ¥. R. Hall, W. D. Thomas. 

Bethel— J. S. Ingram, L. T. West. 

Bute's Creek — Wm. Rogers. 

Cameron's Grove — H. W. Graham, D. A. Graham. 

Canon Grove — Represented by Letter. 

Central— Represented by Letter. 

Cumberland Union — Junius Wood, J. H. Johnson, J. 
G Johnson, H. H. Lanier, T. O. Churchill. 

Dunn — J. C. Clifford, J. P. Pittman. 

Friendship- W ". G. Byrd, J. T. Dollar, G. E. Byrd, S. 
L. Parker, A. L. Byrd. 

Hector's Creek — J. A. Senter, G. W. Brown, J. A. Brad- 
ley, E A. Johnson, G. B. Johnson. 

Holly Springs — J. W. Buchanan, Jackson Taylor, J. W. 
Patterson, J. R. Wilson. 

Juniper Springs — S. F. Thomas, W. B. Lockamy, H. 

B. Thomas, D. A. McNeill. 
Lillington'— Represented by Letter. 
Macedonia— B. W. Baker, D. A. Baker. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

Mount Tabor— R. D. Collier. 

NeilVs Creek— W. B. Matthews. 

New Hill—R. L. Womble, W. J. Welch, J. J. Edwards. 

Neiv Life— J. L. Johnson, S. F. Campbell, J. B. Hocka- 
day, B. F. Campbell. 

Pine Forest — Not represented. 

Piny Grove — A. D. Jones, J. J. Betts, R. A. Wood, J. 
M. Stephens. 

Pleasant Ridge — Represented by Letter. 

Sherwood— 8. C. Page, E. C. Pope. 

Ordained Ministers Present — A. N. Campbell, J. A. 
Campbell, J. D Dennis, H. W. Graham, S. W. Oldham, J. 
R. Spence, E. G. Stephenson, S. C. Page, N. H. Gibbs, J. 
W. Collins and J. M. Holleman. 

The following correspondents and visitors were welcomed 
to seats: Elder John Mitchell, representative of the Board 
of Education; Elder B. W. Spilman, S. S. Missionary ; Elder 
J. W. Cobb, reprpsentative of A 7 . C. Baptist; Elder D. J. 
Clark of Bladen Association and Bro. James Stephenson of 
the Raleigh Association, report and are welcomed to seats. 

Petitionary letters called for. The newly constituted 
church at Sherwood, in Cumberland county, offers a peti- 
tion, and, upon a statement by Elder J. A. Campbell, one 
of the presbytery in the organization of the new church, on 
motion, the church is received and delegates welcomed to 
seats. 

On motion, proceed to the election of officers for the en- 
suing year. Result: J. C. Clifford, Moderator; J. A. Camp- 
bell, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Moderator appoints Brethren B. W. Spilman, A. N. 
Campbell and S. W. Oldham a committee on Order of 
Business. 

The pastor and deacons of this church are appointed a 
Committee on Religious Exercises. 

Elder S. W. Oldham gives a short address of welcome 
and, by request of Moderator, Elder J. A. Campbell re- 
sponds to the address. 

Moderator appoints Brethren A. L. Byrd and F. R. Hall 
a Committee on Finance. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9:30 a. m. Bene- 
diction by Elder Page. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

SECOND DAY— 9:30 a. m. 

The Association assembled and spent half an hour in 
prayer service conducted by Bro. Archibald Johnson of 
Thomasville. Moderator Clifford called the house to order. 
Minutes of yesterday are read and approved. Roll is called 
and new delegates enrolled Correspondents and visitors 
again invited. 

Bro. Archibald Johnson, editor of Charity and Children, 
the Orphanage paper, reports and is welcomed to a seat; 
also Bro. N. T. Womble from Mt. Zion, Brethren T. J. 
Stroud, J. G. Foushee and W. M. Brooks from Sandy 
Creek Association, Elder John E. White, Corresponding 
Secretary of the State Convention and Editor J. W. Bailey 
of the Biblical Recorder report and are welcomed to seats. 

Moderator appoints the following committees: 

On Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell, D. J. Par- 
ker, H. W. Graham. 

On State Missions— J. A. Campbell, J. E. White, W. 
G. Byrd. 

On Home Missions — S. W. Oldham, J. A. Senter, R. D. 
Collier. 

On Foreign Missions — L. R. Carroll, D. J. Clark, J. R. 
Spence. 

On Sunday- Schools — B. W. Spilman, J. R Patterson, J. 
D Dennis. 

On Temperance— E. G. Stephenson, J. W. Cobb, J. T. 
Dollar. 

On Education — John Mitchell, J. M. Holleman, O. L. • 
Stringfield. 

On Ministers' Relief Board— Geo. E. Byrd, J. A. Brad- 
ley, G. B Johnson. 

On Periodicals — S. C. Page, H. Y. Smith. 

On Baptist Orphanage — A. Johnson, J. W. Byrd, J. H. 
Henly. 

On Prayer Meetings — N. H Gibbs, J. P. Pittman, A. 
D. Jones. 

On Time, Place and Preachers — Geo. E. Byrd, J. G. 
Johnson, T. B. Lanier. 

On Delegates to Convention — A. L. Byrd, S. C. Page, 
F. R Hall. 

On Obituaries— S. W. Oldham, A. N. Campbell, S. C. 
Page. 

Elder S. C. Page reads the report on Periodicals, and, 



<> MINUTES OF THE 

after remarks by Brethren J. W. Bailey, J. W. Cobb and 
A. Johnson, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The importance of reading can scarcely be over estimated, and there are 
only a few who consider this vital question as its importance demands. 
There is a special effort being made now to educate along specific lines— 
for the professions. These are days of specialties, and if we do not spec- 
ialize as Christians, our growth, development and success as promoters of 
the Master's cause will not be such as He has a right to expect of us. All 
admit the importance of education and the development of the spiritual 
man, therefore the greatest care in selecting our literature should be used; 
first of all we should read and study the Bible. I fear there is a sad lack 
among the people of earnest Bible study. There is much of late to lead 
the people astray, and to be well informed in Bible doctrines is a growing 
necessity with the people. Next to the Bible we recommend our denomi- 
national literature. Most important of these is the Biblical Recorder. We 
are glad that the price has been reduced so that it is within the reach of 
very many more now. We are not interested about that which we know 
nothing, hence the necessity of our being informed on all our denomina- 
tional work. We believe the subject of missions would be a very different 
thing to many of us if we were well informed. The North Carolina Bap- 
tist is helpful, Charity and Children tells us about the orphanage work, 
The Foreign Mission Journal about missions. We ought to read all of 
these and as much other literature as we can. I hope there will be this 
fall and all along a special effort made to get more of our people to read 
the Recorder. Respectfully, H. Y. Shith, 

S. C. Page. 

Elder J. E. White reads the report on State Missions, 
and, after an address by him, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS, 

Another year of State Mission effort is drawing to a close and again we 
are happy in the truth that God has blessed us. We have had this year 
90 missionaries. They have labored in 40 counties and have preached the 
gospel in over 300 destitute places in our State. Over 1500 conversions 
are reported as a result of their labors — 27 new churches are being erected 
and 70 new Sunday-schools have been organized during the year on mis- 
sion fields. But let us not for a moment suppose that we are supplying 
all the destitution. New fields are constantly calling for help. The need 
for enlarged State Mission work was never more pressing than now in 
North Carolina. In spite of all the progress made, there are more unsaved 
men and women in North Carolina than ever before. According to the 
last census over one million people in our State are out of Christ, without 
hope and without God in the world. Brethren let us seize the opportun- 
ity God is giving us. Let us accept the responsibility God is laying onus 
as Baptists to preach the gospel to the destitute here in our own State. 
As we press this work vigorously we help all our other interests, Foreign 
Missions, Education and Orphanage all depend upon our faithful preach- 
ing of the gospel at home. The call is made for funds with which to pay 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

our faithful missionaries the small amounts promised them. All our 
churches are asked to take a collection for State Missions during the month 
in which we are now entering. We recommend that every church in the 
Little River Association join in this effort before December 1st. 

J. E. White, 
J. A. Campbell, 
W. G. Byrd, 

Committee 

Collection for State Missions amounts to $5.89. 
Elder O. L. Stringfield reports as Financial Agent for 
Baptist Female University. 

On motion, adjourned for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair, and the body resumes business. 
Bro. Archibald Johnson reads the report on Baptist Or- 
phanage and, after an address by Bro. Johnson, on motion, 
the report is adopted. Collection for the Baptist Orphan- 
age amounts to $7.31. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

Twelve years ago the Baptist Orphanage was established and located at 
Thomasville, N. C. From the first it has received the hearty and loyal 
support of the Baptist people of North Carolina. There are at the present 
time 160 children there. This is a larger number than we have ever had, 
but there are still many children utterly destitute who need the protection 
and training that our Orphanage gives. Indeed there are now more than 
40 applicants knocking at our doors. But they can not be admitted be- 
cause there are not funds coming in sufficient to maintain a larger number 
than that already there. The new central building is completed and in 
daily use. We now have capacity for 200 children and we hope the time 
will soon come when the doors can be thrown open to the forty who so 
much need the shelter and blessing of our Orphanage. 

Every dollar of debt on the building has been paid, but we owe some- 
thing like $1,000, principally to the employees, who have denied themselves 
for the work's sake, but who are unable longer to carry this debt. We 
would urge the churches of this Association to enlarge their contributions 
during the coming year to meet the enlarged needs of this institution, and 
we would also especially recommend that our Sunday schools give a 
monthly collection to the Orphanage, and avail themselves of the reduced 
club rates of Charity and Children, and thus place the information con- 
cerning the work before the children. A. Johnson, 

J. W. Byrd, 
J. H. Henlt, 

Committee. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

Elder B. W. Spilman reads the following report on Sun- 
day Schools, and, after an address by Bro. J. W. Bailey, 
on motion, the further discussion is postponed till Sunday 
morning. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday- schoo] is the teaching agency of the Church. Gocl through 
His word, has commanded his followers to do this work. Except the 
preaching of the gospel there is no agency that has been so greatly blessed 
of God, in the winning of souls for Christ, in planting new Churches and 
in developing Christians, as the Sunday-school work. 

It is the purpose of the Baptist State Convention to aid in every way 
possible in the establishing and thoroughly equipping of a Baptist Sunday- 
school to be kept open every Sunday in the year, within reach of every in- 
dividual in the state. The training'of the Sunday-school workers is anoth- 
er object in view. To accomplish this object it is the purpose of the 
Sunday-school Committee of the Baptist State Convention to provide for 
at least one Sunday-school Institute in each Association each year, District 
Sunday school Chautauquas over the State and a State Chautauqua. 

B. W. Spilman, 
J. R. Patterson, 
J. D. Dennis, 

Committee. 

On motion, adjourned till 7. p. m. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

Moderator Clifford in the chair. J. A. Campbell reads 
for Elder L. R. Carroll the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

No thought is more firmly impressed upon our minds, as we recall the 
parting words of our ascending Lord than that He desired the salvation of 
all men — the entire human race. His last command reveals to us the fact 
that our work will not be done and His will accomplished until we "go 
into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature." And while 
He gave us the command to "go", we render sincere thanks to Him for the 
unmistakable evidences that He has ever been and is still with us and that 
His gospel is taking hold of the hearts of the heathen to-day at a rate hith- 
erto unknown. Your committee, therefore, respectfully recommend: 

1. That the pastors keep their people well informed about the growth, 
needs and prospects of Foreign Missions. 

2. That pastors and people be requested to pray the Lord continually 
to bless their work. 

3. That the churches be urged to give regularly and more largely to 
this cause, and thereby hasten the time when all the nations of the earth 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

shall •'join in the endless acclaim of highest heaven and salute the crucified 
as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. L. R. Carroll, 

D. J. Clark, 
J. R. Spence, 

Committee. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

We have often heard the familiar expression, "self-defense is the first 
law of nature." May we not venture the assertion that upon the founda- 
tion of Home Missions, all other missions have been established? 

Some one has said. "Home Missions have been the source of all other 
missionary enterprises. If we do not care for the root of the tree, the 
branches will soon decay." Surely no expenditure of labor or means has 
been laden with more manifest results than that which has come under di- 
rection of our Home Mission Board. Within the last five years, three hun- 
dred and sixty houses of worship have been built, eight hundred and ten 
churches have been organized, and more than twenty-five thousand people 
have been baptized into the fellowship of the churches. Within the last 
year the Board has employed three hundred and sixty-six missionaries who 
have baptized 4,709 people. This, if we consider its influence upon State 
and Foreign Missions, is, perhaps, a grander work than many of our self- 
sustaining churches can claim. 

We can not deny our obligation to give the gospel to the Indian and 
the Negro, as well as to the unfortunate of our own people. Those who 
come to us from heathen nations demand our attention also. Among all 
these classes, and especially in the South and Southwest, the Home Mis- 
sion Board is doing a manifest work for the Master The Board can not 
work unless it be sustained by the churches. Let not the Little River be 
behind her sister Associations. 

On motion, the subjects of Home and Foreign Missions 
are included in the discussion to-night, and, on motion to 
adopt, an address of great power is made by Elder J. E. 
White. 

On motion, the Association adjourns till to-morrow 
9 :30 a. m. 



THIRD DAY— November 6th. 

Religious exercises conducted by Bro. Spilman. 
Moderator in the chair. Roll is called, and minutes of 
yesterday are read and approved. 
Elder A. N. Campbell reads the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

This Association was organized in 1875, with only nine churches. In 
1881 we had only 908 members in our churches. We then paid for Asso- 
ciational Missions $27.04 and now, with a gain of 14 churches and 1,320 
members, we pay $80.34. We greatly fear the Master is not well pleased 
with the poor way in which we are doing His work. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

Will not each church report to the Union meetings the per centage of 
their members who give to the support of Associational Missions? 

Will not all the churches strive to get all their members to give something 
for this object, and report to the next Association the number of members 
who contribute to the support of this great work? 

Respectfully submitted, A. N. Campbell, 

H. W. Graham, 
D. J. Parker, . ' 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by brethren A. N. 
Campbell, D. J. Clark and J.'W. Bailey. 

Prof. F. P. Hobgood, of Oxford Female Seminary, re- 
ports and is welcomed to a seat. Also Rev. C. V. Brooks, 
of the Sand y Creek Association. 

Eider J. M. Holleman reads the report on Education and, 
after remarks by brethren John Mitchell, O. L. String-field, 
F. P. Hobgood, J. M. Holleman, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Renewed efforts are continually being made to advance the cause of ed- 
ucation. That some of these will be failures, all may expect; but there 
has been much success along this line. "More schools and better schools" 
has been our motto until it is no longer necessary to go beyond the bounds 
of our Association to get a practical business education. And, if any 
should wish to go higher, we have in the Baptist denomination as good 
Colleges and Seminaries as can be found in church or State. God has en- 
joined upon all parents the responsibility of educating or training their 
children, They are born with natural talents, but these must be cultiva- 
ted that they may be useful. Unless we have some educational training 
we shall never be able to read God's Word for ourselves; and unless we 
learn to read well and to understand the meaning of words, we shall not 
be able to understand what we read. Sometimes we are accused of edu- 
cating men and making preachers of them ; but we have no such Colleges 
or Seminaries in the Baptist denomination God alone knows how to 
make a preacher. It is our duty to educate our children and place them 
in the hands of God to be used for His glory. 

Our Colleges and Seminaries simply propose to help them. They are 
aiding now many young men to go out into the highways and hedges and 
preach the gospel. Near the centre of our Association stands Buie's Creek 
Academy, offering educational advantages to all classes of people. Other 
schools in our bounds are likewise doing a grand and noble work. Not 
far from the Capital of our State stands Wake Forest College, one of the 
best male colleges in North Carolina, While we have at Oxford, Mur- 
freesboro, and other places, good female colleges and schools. There is 
now being built in the city of Raleigh a large, commodious building in 
which there will soon be a Baptist Female College, the purpose of which is 
to fit our daughters for the great work of life. 

Respectfully submitted, J. M. Holleman, 

John Mitchell, 
O. L. Stringfield, 

Committee. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

The following pledges for Ministerial Education are made : 

Antioch $ 2 00 Hector's Creek 3 00 

Baptist Grove 2 00 Holly Springs 4 00 

Benson 2 00 Juniper Springs 2 50 

Bethel 1 00 Macedonia 1 50 

Buie'sCreek 3 00 Mt. Tabor 100 

Cameron's Grove 2 00 Neill's Creek 1 50 

Cumberland Union 3 00 New Hill 2 00 

Dunn 5 00 New Life 100 

Friendship 3 00 PineyGrove. 2 00 

Collection for Ministerial Education amounts to $ 1 16 

Elder J. A. Campbell is allowed the privilege of adver- 
tising his school, Buie's Creek Academy, on the fly-leaf of 
the minutes. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Elder N. H. Gibbs reads the report on 

PRAYER MEETINGS. 

In offering this report we would say that our Lord taught His disciples 
to pray and how to pray, We believe it impossible for a Christian to live 
in touch with God without prayer. Again, we find in Matthew 6:6 the 
Lord teaching his disciples to pray in secret. We would, therefore, urge 
upon all Christians not only to pray in secret but always, everywhere. We 
should not neglect to pray for our officers and law-makers, that we may 
live a quiet and peaceable life. We also find it contained in Holy Writ 
that we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but ex- 
hort one another and so much the more as we see the day approaching. 
Therefore, we would entreat the Lord's people not to absent themselves 
from the prayer meeting, when it is possible for us to attend them, for it 
is often a blessed means of grace. N. H. Gibbs, 

J. P, PlTTMAN, 

A. D. Jones, 

Committee. 

After remarks by brethren Gibbs and Stringfield, on mo- 
tion, the report is adopted. 

The report on Minister's Relief Board is read and, after 
remarks by Bro. Spilman, on motion, the report is adopted. 

MINISTER'S RELIEF BOARD. 

By referring to the records, we find that this object had no place in our 
Minutes of the Baptist State Convention prior to 1890, and no place in our 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

minutes till 1893. North Carolina Baptists have neglected to care for 
their worn-out preachers and their widows. We have been shamefully 
negligent of our Minister's Relief Board. To contribute to this Board is a 
duty we owe to our aged and worn-out brethren, to ourselves and to God. 
The Board has used wisely and well the means placed in their hands to as- 
sist such as have been recommended. Many have been helped, but the 
amounts have been so small that comparatively little has been done. 

Geo. Ed. Byrd, 
G. B. Johnson, 
J. A. Bradley, 

Committee. 

Elder E. G. Stephenson reads the report on Temperance 
and, on motion to adopt, remarks are made by brethren 
Stephenson, Brooks and Clark. 

REPORT OF TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the Christian graces taught in the Bible, not the 
erroneous idea that in order to be temperate in all things we must partake 
moderately of all things, evil and good. "Abstain from all appearance of 
evil," and "be not overcome of evil." Nothing short of total abstinence 
as a beverage is safe. The Bible says, "No drunkard shall enter the king- 
dom of heaven. " Who that drinks is not a drunkard? The time for action 
has come. 

God is calling upon us as Christians to obliterate this evil. To effect a 
final cure of a disease the cause must be removed. We do most earnestly 
urge upon all church members to totally abstain from all intoxicating 
drinks as a beverage. May God bless those who are working for Temper- 
ance. May the time soon come when all Christians shall see how great is 
the evil of intemperance. 

We do urge the united vote of all Christian people for prohibition. May 
God help us to vote right. E. G. Stephenson, 

J. T. Dollar. 
J. W. Cobb, 

Committee. 

Committee on obituaries report and, on motion, the 
Association spend one-half-honr tomorrow morning in 
memory of our deceased brethren, Elder Allen Betts, D. S. 
Williams and R. Byrd, and the Clerk is requested to pre- 
pare suitable memory of their lives to be inserted in the 
minutes. 

Committee on time, place and preachers for next Associ- 
ation and Union report and, on motion, the report is adopted 
that the Association meet at Cumberland Union on Thurs- 
day before the first Sunday in November, 1898, Elder J. 
M. HoUeman to preach the Introductory Sermon on Thurs- 
day at 11 o'clock a m., and Elder J. A. Campbell the Mis- 
sionary Sermon on Sunday. 

The next Union to meet at Hector's Creek on Friday be- 
fore the fifth Sunday in January, Elder H. W. Graham to 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

preach the Introductory Sermon and Elder S. W. Oldham 
the Missionary sermon. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is recommended as rep- 
resentative of this Association on the State Board of Mis- 
sions and Sunday Schools. i 

Committee on delegates to the State and Southern Con- 
ventions report, recommending brethren S. W. Oldham, J. 
M. Holleman, E. Lee, A L Byrd, or any other brother 
who may be present, to the State Convention, and J. A. 
Campbell to the Southern Baptist Convention, J. C. Clif- 
ford, alternate. The report is adopted. 

On motion, the Moderator appoint brethren to write on 
reports for next year. 

Committee on Finance report. Adopted. 

For Executive Board as appointed see fly leaf. 

Treasurer of Association reports. Adopted. Treasurer 
of Executive Board is allowed till to-morrow to complete 
his report. 

On motion, the Clerk is allowed for his services $10.00 
out of the funds for minutes and Clerk's fen. 

On motion, adjourned till to-morrow 9:30 a. m. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Assembled according to appointment and spent one-half 
hour in service in memory of Elder Allen Betts, brethren 
D. S. Williams and R. Byrd, sketches of whom will be found 
in the minutes. 

Then Elder B. W. Spilman, S. S. Missionary, delivered 
an address on the work of the Sunday-school. 

On motion, brethren S. W. Oldham, J. C. Clifford, J. 
McK. Byrd, A. L. Byrd and F. R. Hall are appointed S. S. 
Board for the ensuing year. 

The usual vote of thanks is extended to Juniper Springs 
church and community for their kindness in entertaining 
the Association. 

Bro. J. J. Edwards offered the following resolutions 
which were unanimously adopted with great enthusiasm by 
a rising vote : 

Be it resolved by this Association : 

1. That we are grateful to God for the increasing interest in temper- 
ance within our bounds; 



14 MINUTES OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

2. That we most joyfully congratulate the town of Dunn, within our 
bounds, for the overwhelming majority given by its citizens to the cause 
of temperance in the recent local option election held in that town ; 

3. That we do most heartily endorse the action of the Board of County 
Commissioners of Harnett county in so persistently refusing to license sa- 
loons within their county ; 

4. That we pray that God may speed the time when, not only in our 
Association but in our State as well, no saloon shall remain to cast its bane- 
ful influence on county, home and church. 

The Association then adjourned to meet at Cumberland 
Union neit year. 

The Missionary sermon was preached by Elder J. M. Hol- 
leman in the house, using as his text Matt. 28:20, "Lo I 
am with you always." 

Elder D J Clark, of the Bladen Association, preached 
at the stand at the same hour. 

Collection for Association Missions amounted to $7.41. 

J. C. CLIFFORD, Moderator. 
J. A Campbell, Clerk. v 



The following are appointed to write reports for the next 
Association : 

Associational Missions— S W. Oldham. 
Foreign Missions — J M. Holleman. 
State Missions — H. Y. Smith. 
Home Missions— J. McK. Byrd. 
Prayer Meetings — A N. Campbell. 
Periodicals — L. R. Carroll. 
Orphanage— Geo. Ed. Byrd. 
Sunday Schools— R. G Taylor. 
Temperance— ~N . H. Gibbs. 
Education— J. A. Campbell. 
Minister's Relief — J. P. Pittman. 



TO THE MEMORY OF OUR DEAD HEROES 





EIDER AHEN BETTS 



Was born in the Northern part of Harnett county, 
Cumberland county at that time, November 4th, 182(>, 
and died at his home in Wake county February 22nd, 
18i»7, aged 70 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was or- 
dained as a Baptist minister in 1872 and for many years 
was one of the leading spirits in the Little River As- 
sociation. He was loyal to Christ and his Church, was 
well acquainted with the Bible and could quote the 
Scripture with great ease. He always tried to live 
right and demanded the same of others. He did not 
know how to compromise with sin or wrong. Most of 
his ministry was on mission fields, where he made great 
sacrifices to preach the Gospel; but at different times 
he was pastor of Baptist Grove, Benson, Buie's Creek, 
Canon Grove, Friendship, Kinnie's Creek, New Life 
and Pine Forest churches. 

His work at Benson and Friendship were especially 
blessed of God. He was very zealous and an earnest 
seeker after the truth. 

He leaves a widow and seven children to mourn their 
loss. He has left them and the world the legacy of a 
Christian life, rich in good works and blessed memo- 
ries His memorial services were conducted at Kin- 
nie's Creek church, Wake county, on Sunday, October 
31st, 1897, where a beautiful stone, erected by the fam- 
ily, marks his last resting place. "Well done, thou 
good and faithful servant." 



DAVID S. WILLIAMS, 

Son of Isaac Williams, nephew of Elder David S. Wil- 
liams, was a man of more than ordinary ability and 
usefulness. For several years the writer was his pastor 
at Friendship church and he was always faithful to his 
church and pastor. For many years he was Superin- 

15 



16 

tendent of his Sunday School, was for three years Mod- 
erator of the Little River Association and for many 
years was Chairman of the Executive Board. Every- 
where he was loyal, honest, upright, and a liberal con- 
tributor to every worthy enterprise He died in the 
Spring of 181)7 and/ lies buried in the cemetery at Dunn. 

At the time of his death he was a member of Dunn 
Baptist church. He was one of the writer's best friends, 
helping and encouraging him in his first efforts to 
preach the Gospel. 

A good man has gone to his reward. 



RMDDIN BYRD, 

Full of years and good deeds, died suddenly in Lilling- 
ton, where he was engaged in a mercantile business, 
Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 1897, and was buried at the family 
burying ground near Buie's Creek church. Brother 
Byrd was one of the constituent members of Buie's 
Creek church, and was one of its Deacons until his 
death. He was a Justice of the Peace for a number of 
years and served as school committeeman for his dis- 
trict, taking great interest in the building up of Buie's 
Creek Academy in its first years of usefulness 

Brother Byrd had many friends and whs always true 
to his church and the Lord 

His church, family and community will greatly miss 
him. 



For lack of data and time in which to prepare some- 
thing better, the Clerk can do no more than record 
hastily, these i'ew lines to the memory of brethren who 
were dear to him. He joins with the members of the 
families in sorrowing over the parting and rejoices with 
them in the blessed hope of a happy re-union. 

J. A. Campbell 



CIRCULAR LETTER. 



To the Brethren and Sisters of the Little River Association : 

Please pardon me for a few suggestions. 

1. The past Association al year has been the most pros- 
perous.^ our history. More money was sent up during the 
year and more sent to the Association. There was the best 
representation — only one church failing to represent. 
Wasn't that good ? 

More Sunday-schools reported and sent better reports. 
More churches reported pastor's salaries and other expenses, 
I will send blanks to church clerks next year. Be sure to 
keep account of every cent your Church and Sunday-school 
pay out and for what object. Don't forget it. 

2. Let us not wait till next Association to begin our col- 
lections; but begin right away and send up to each Union 
what you can get. Then the Treasurer will see that you 
get proper credit in the next minutes. 

3. For several years Hector's Creek and Friendship 
churches have been the banner churches in contributions, 
but Holly Springs takes it this year. "Let us provoke one 
another to good works." Good for Holly Springs. 

4. At Hector's Creek and Friendship the women are 
making special effort to increase our contributions. They 
raised nearly $10.00 each last year. 

Please let some sister from each church meet us at Hec- 
tor's Creek at the January Union and let us organize the 
Women of the Association for Mission Work. Now will 
you not? 

5. Let each of the churches appoint services for Christ- 
mas day, take a collection for the orphans and carry it to 
the next Union. If each church will send but one dollar 
(and the weakest can do that much and others will do more), 
we shall raise $25.00. For the sake of the hungry, do not 
neglect it. 

6. We turn our faces to the future. What shall the 
year bring us? Some of us are entering on our last year. 
For us all let it be the best one. The dear Lord bless you. 
Let us stand together. 

J. A. CAMPBELL. 

1? 






APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1896. 



To cash for Minutes $23 05 

To cash for Clerk 8 10 

To cash for Associational Missions ... 20 10 

To cash for State Missions 54 86 

To cash for Home Missions 22 15 

To cash for Foreign Missions 44 32 

To cash for Ministerial Education 26 52 

To cash for Baptist Orphanage 43 36 

To cash for Aged Ministers 17 00 

To cash for Colportage 2 50 



Total $ 261 96 



By cash paid for Minutes ... . . $21 15 

By cash paid Clerk 10 00 

By cash paid Treasurer Executive Board 20 10 

By cash paid J. D. Boushall, State Missions 54 86 

By cash paid J. D. Boushall, Home Missions 22 15 

By cash paid J. D. Boushall, Foreign Missions 44 32 

By cash paid J. D. Boushall, Ministerial Education 26 52 

By cash paid Orphanage Treasurer 43 36 

By cash paid Aged Ministers 17 00 

By cash paid Colportage 2 50 



Total $ 261 96 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 

IS 



APPENDIX. 
REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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$1 33 


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2 00 


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1 00,1 00 


2 03 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 


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3 00 


1 00 




16 00 


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1 75 


5 00 


1 65 


4 00 


3 00 


4 00 


1 00 




22 40 


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1 00 
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1 00 




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4 34 


2 35 


1 91 


3 44 


3 10 


1 95 





21 39 


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1 25 50 








1 95 


3 00 


2 00 






8 70 


iendship . . . 


2 00 1 00 


1 50 


6 00 


2 50 


3 00 


4 00 


4 00 


1 00 




25 00 


actor's Creek 


2 00 


1 00 


2 00 


5 00 


2 00 


3 50 


4 00 


4 00 


1 50 





25 00 


)]]y Springs 
niper Spr'gs 


1 00 

75 






17 25 
2 45 


5 00 
2 65 


15 00 
5 00 


5 00 
1 25 


5 00 
1 50 


3 00 
1 50 





51 25 


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51 


15 36 


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4 00 
3 00 


1 00 

2 00 

2 50 


50 


1 35 

1 00 

2 00 


1 00 


1 00 






7 45 


Diint Tabor. 






7 75 


nil's Creek.. 


1 00 


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11 90 


jwHill 


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1 36 


1 74 


1 27 


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1 55 


1 00 




11 78 


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7 41 


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1 16 


7 31 






55 77 


erwood . 


75 






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3 10 

54 39 




35 00 
35 00 


3 85 










26 64 


33 65 


46 30 


15 00 




Total .... 


25 00 


8 40 


37 61 


64 79 


346 23 



A. L. BYRD, 
F. R. HALL, 

Committee. 



20 APPENDIX 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



CHURCHES. 


Sent to Board in 
November. 

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Sent to Board in 
January. 


Sent to Board in 
May. 


Sent to Board in 
August. 


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the Year. 


Antioch 

Baptist Grove 


$ * 1 35,$ 
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$ 1 62 

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1 10 


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1 75 

2 00 
25 

2 80 

1 00 

i * 50 

2 00 

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1 00 
1 50 
4 00 

3 00 
3 06 




$ 2 97 
1 92 


Benson 

Bethel 


2 50 2 00 
i 1 50 


1 32 


• 8 95 
4 00 


Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove 


! 2 60 

1 






1 45 


5 80 
2 00 


Canon Grove 






25 


Cumberland Union 




2 70 




1 00 


1 10 


7 60 


Central 




1 00 


Dunn 


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7 50 

40 

2 05 


3 10 

1 25 

2 00 
1 00 
1 00 


10 60 


Friendship 

Hector's Creek 


1 80 


2 73 

3 00 


7 68 
9 05 


Holly Springs, 

Juniper Springs 

Lillington 


...... 


50 52 
. 50 


2 02 
2 01 
1 00 


Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 


1 00 

1 00 

2 00 
77 

1 00 
1 50 


i 66 


50 


4 00 

5 00 


Neill's Creek 

New Hill 




1 00 
1 00 
1 00 


5 00 

4 83 


New Life. . 




2 00 


Pine Forest 






2 50 


Piuv Grove .... 




3 95 


50 


1 05 
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7 41 


5 50 


Pleasant Ridge 

Sunday Collection 


1 15 

4 00 




1 40 


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11 41 








Total 

Balance from last year. : . . . . 


fl7 73j$16 38;$18 24'$18 53 


$37 61 \% 108 49 
26 78 












$ 135 27 
114 50 










Balance 


$ 20 77 


Paid J. A. Campbell, Mission 
Paid N. H. Gibbs, Missiouar 
Paid R, J. Bennett. Missionor 
Paid A. N. Campbell, Mission 
Paid William Rogers, Mission 

Paid R. H. Smith, Secretary 1 
Paid J. G. Johnson, Secretary 


CR. 

ary 






$ 30 00 


v 

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**y 

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896 

r 1897 






20 00 

16 00 
22 00 

17 50 
5 00 
2 00 
2 00 


Total 


.&114 50 








J. G. 


JOHNS( 


)N, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX. 



21 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



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J. B. Northern, Lillington. . . 

J. W. Collins, Polk 

R, W. Collier, L. R, Academy 




J. J. Edwards. New Hill . . 
J. B. Hockaday, Barclaysville 



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POM'S, Harnett Co., N. C 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Principal 




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nvciisrxJTES 



-OF THE — 



TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



Utile l^iver 1 Baptsiftf ^ocialion 



-HELD WITH- 



Cumberland Union Church, Harnett Co., N. C, 

November 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, i898. 



Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator, Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk, Poe's, N. C. 



Next session will meet with New Hill Church, Wake Co., on Thursday 
before the first Sunday in November, 1899. 
Introductory Sermon, Elder S. W. Oldham. 
Missionary Sermon, Elder J. V. Devenny. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Poe's, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Chalk Level, N. C. 

R. D. Collier, Little River Academy, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Ballentine's Mills, N. C. 

J. V. Devenny, Poe's, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell, Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

S. W. Oldham Grotto, N. C. 

S. C. Page, Godwin, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Antioch — L. B. Hunt, Holly Springs — 

Baptist Grove — W. D. Patterson, 

A. L. Baughcom, Juniper Springs — 

Friendship— D. J. Parker, C. B. McNeil, 

Benson — E. L. Hall, Lillington — J. T. Rogers, 

Bethel — Alex. West, Macedonia— J. D. Weathers, Jr. 

Bales Creek— J. McK. Byrd, ML Tabor— J. F. Collier, 
Cameron 's Grove — NeilVs Creek — Robt. Johnson, 

D. A. Graham, New Hill — J. J. Edwards, 
Canon Grove — D. G. Wilson, New Life — J. A. Hockaday, 
Central — Kelso Wood, Pine Forest — B. F. McLeod, 

Cumberland Union — Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly, 

T. B. Lanier, Piny Grove— -T. E. Smith, * 
Hector 1 * Creek— T. H. Smith, Sherwood— F. W. Page. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 

S. W. Oldham, J. V. Devenny, J. McK. Byrd, J. C. Clif- 



ford, F. R.Hall. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cumberland Union Church, Harnett County, N. C. 
Thursday, November 3rd, 1898. 

The twenty-third annual session of the Little River Bap- 
tist Association met as above stated. 

By request of Elder J. M. Holleman, the appointee, Elder 
J. E. McDuffie preached the introductory sermon. Text : 
Matt. 21:28, "Go work to-day." 

After intermission, assembled for business. 

In the absence of the former Moderator, on motion, Elder 
J. M. Holleman is elected Moderator pro tern. 

Prayer by Elder A. N. Campbell. 

Brethren S. W. Oldham and H. Y. Smith are appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled: 

Antioch — B. F. Wilson, J. K. Haigwood, L. B. Hunt, J. 
B. Collins, H. K. Collins. 

Baptist Vrove— B. C. Campbell, W. A. Griffin, W. D. 
Baughcom. 

Benson^-E. L. Hall, A. Parrish, N. H. Gibbs. 

Bethel— J. A. Clark, J. J. West. 

Buie's Creek — J. V. Devenny. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — Letter. 

Central — J. M. Holleman. 

Cumberland Union — J. D. Weathers, J. J. Baker, Robert 
Carpenter, J. W. Lashley. 

Dunn — A. E. Alderman. 

Friendship — A. P. Dollar, D. J. Parker, J. McD. Parker. 

Hector's Creek — John A. Senter, T. H. Smith, G. B. John- 
son, W. H. Smith, S. F. Matthews. 

Holly Springs — J. M. Thomas, N. A. Patterson, J. McL. 
Patterson, J. W. Buchanan, Thos. Holder. 

Juniper Springs — H. M. Thomas, A. P. Thomas, C. B. 
McNeill. 

IAUington — Letter. 

Macedonia — J. M. Holt, H. S. Weathers. 

ML Tabor— R. W. Collier. 

NeiWs Creek — M. H. Matthews. 

New Hill— 3. J. Edwards, W. J. Welch. 



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New Life— J. L. Johnson, J. A. Hockaday. 

Pine Forest — Not represented. 

Piney Grove — E. H. Ballentine, J. B. Campbell, A. Powell. 

Pleasant Ridge — A. B. Kelly. 

Sherwood — F. W. Page. 

Ordained Ministers — A. N. Campbell, J. A. Campbell, J. 
W. Collins, J. D. Dennis, J. V. Devenny, H. W. Graham, 
N. H. Gibbs, S. W. Oldham. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman, is elected Moderator 
for the ensuing year and J. A. Campbell is re-elected Clerk 
and Treasurer. 

Visitors invited. Bro. J. C. Caddell, agent for Recorder, 
Elder J. W. Cobb,, agent for North Carolina Baptist, Elder 
J. F. McDuffle, Representative of Minister's Relief Board, 
report and are welcomed to seats. 

On motion brethrens, S. W. Oldham, A. N. Campbell and 
H. Y. Smith are appointed a committee on Order of Business. 

Pastor and Deacons of this church are appointed a com- 
mittee on Religious Exercises. 

Elder S. W. Oldham, pastor, delivers an address of Wel- 
come. Response by Elder J. F. McDuffle. 

Committee on Order of Business make a partial report. 

Friday — 8:30 — Devotional exercises. 
1 :00 — Temperance. 
10:45 — Prayer meetings. 
11:30— Minister's Relief Board. 

Moderator appoints the following committees: 

Associational Missions — S. W. Oldham, J. D. Weathers. 

Foreign Missions — J. M. Holleman, A. P. Thomas. 

State Missions— H. Y. Smith, R. W. Collier. 

Home Missions — J. C. Caddell, J. W. Collins, 

Prayer Meetings — A. N. Campbell, J. L. Johnson. 

Periodicals — A. E. Alderman, J. J. Edwards. 

Orphanage — J. V. Devenny, John Buchanan. 

Sunday Schools — E. L. Hall, B. C. Campbell. 

Education — J. A. Campbell, J. B. Carlyle. 

Minister's Relief Board — J. F. McDuffle, J. D. Dennis. 

Finance — E. H. Ballentine, J. A. Hockaday. 

Time, Place and Preachers — John A. Senter, J. M. Thomas. 

Delegates to Convention — T. B. Lanier. 

On motion, adjourned until to-morrow. 



LITTLE KIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, November 5th. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Elder J. D. Dennis. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Roll is called. 

Rev. H. G. Stamey of M. E. Church is welcomed to a seat. 

Elder N. H. Gibbs reads the report on Temperance, and 
on motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren N. H. 
Gibbs and J. W. Cobb. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the Christian graces taught in the Bible. ' 'Every 
man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things." As regards 
intoxicating drinks as a beverage, we believe nothing short of total absti- 
nence is safe. We, therefore, urge all Christians to put forth an effort to 
remove this evil from our country, 

N. H. Gibbs, ) n 

T. H. Smith, } C ° m ™^- 

Elder H. W. Graham reads the report on Prayer Meetings 
and, after remarks by Bro. H. W. Graham, on motion, the 
report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Our Lord has taught up to pray and how to pray, to use all manner of 
prayer. Prayer is so essential to the life and well-being of all Christians 
that they cannot in any other way live in so close touch with God as in 
humble prayer. 

We, therefore, urge on all Christians not only secret prayer, but to pray 
always and everywhere, and not to forsake the assembling of themselves 
together to pray with and for each other. 

The good Lord has promised to be with His people to bless them while 
thus engaged. 

H. W. Graham, ) ^ 

A. N. Campbel^, | Committee. 

Elder J. F. McDuffie read the report on Minister's Relief 
Board and after a very instructive address by Bro. McDuffie, 
on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON MINISTER'S RELIEF BOARD. 

The • 'old preacher' ' ought surely to have a place in the hearts and sym- 
pathies of all our people. They have spent nearly all of time, talent and 
means laying the foundation for our work. They believed and preached 
as John the Baptist, trying to make straight paths for the Lord, holding 
to the prophetic idea of the old paths, wherein our fathers and forefath- 
ers trod. Ought they not to have our hearty sympathy and support in 
their declining days? 



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The Minister's Belief Board located at Durham, N. C, is doing what 
the churches are allowing it to help these indigent ones. More of them 
need help. The Board is now helping fourteen beneficiaries. These have 
thirty-eight in family. We gave them last year about nine hundred dol- 
lars. We hope this year to be able to give them one thousand dollars. 
We believe the brethren will help us. 

J. F. McDuffie, > n ... 
J. D. Dennis, } CommM ™- 

The following pledges are made for Minister's Relief Board: 

Baptist Grove, $1.00 Hector's Creek, $1.00 

Benson, 1.00 Holly Springs, 3.00 

Buie's Creek, 1 00 Juniper Springs, 1.50 

Central 1.00 Lillington, 50 

Cumberland Union, 1.00 Mt. Tabor, 1.00 

Dunn, 1.00 Neill's Creek, 1.00 

Friendship, 1.00 

Bro. E. E. Hilliard reports as visitor from the Tar River 
Association. 

Bro. J. C. Caddell reads the report on Home Missions. 

After remarks by Brethren Caddell and Cobb, on motion, 
the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

This feature of our Mission work is designed to give the gospel to such 
destitute portions in the bounds of the Southern Baptist Convention as 
cannot be supplied by our State Mission Boards, and to give the gospel to 
the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico. The battle that is to decide whether 
Christianity or infidelity shall triumph is now being fought out on the 
territory west of the Mississippi River. Our own people are there, and 
are looking back to us for help and encouragement in this great struggle. 
The negro is here in our midst and the hope of his elevation as a citizen 
and as a Christian rests with his white brethren. The Indian is looking 
now to those who came into possession of his wealthy home to help him 
in his efforts to secure the pearl of great price. 

A larger opportunity has been opened to us on the island of Cuba. Let 
us hasten to possess this goodly land and thus carry out what seems to 
be the leading of a kind Providence. 

Porto Rico is now open to us, and if the inhabitants of these islands, 
so long oppressed and persecuted by the iron heel of the Catholic church, 
shall ever enjoy the freedom of citizens, they must first be influenced by 
Him whose life and teachings make men free indeed. 

Let us open our eyes to these new responsibilities and enlarged oppor- 
tunities and let us show by our larger contributions our love and grati- 
tude to a kind and loving Father. 

J. C. Caddell, 1 n •« 
J. W. Collins! } Comm ^- 

REPORT ON ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Friday — 

11:30 Periodicals. 
2:15 Foreign Missions. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Saturday — 

9:30 Devotional exercises. 
10:00 State Missions. 
10:45 Education. 

1 :30 Sunday Schools. 

2:15 Orphanage. 

3:00 Reports of Special Committees. Adjourned. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Elders D. C. Britt from Robeson Association and W. G. 
Hall of the South River Association report and are wel- 
comed to seats. 

Bro. A. E. Alderman reads the report on Periodicals, and, 
after remarks by Brethren Alderman, Caddell, Cobb and 
Hilliard, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Just now the whole State is full of reading matter, much of which is 
debasing. Our masses are not very well educated and hence the import- 
ance of putting something elevating in our homes. 

First, we find the Biblical Recorder full of news and very elevating in 
all of its departments and should be found in all our homes. The North 
Carolina Baptist is reaching many homes and doing a good work. Char- 
ity and Children should be found ready for all our children to read, so 
they may be acquainted with our orphanage worlc If we would be up 
with our Foreign Missions we can find no better place than reading the 
Foreign Mission Journal. Brethren, let us put the very best literature 
into the hands of our people. 

A. E Alderman, ) w 

J. J. Edwards, } Committee. 

Elder J. M. Holleman reads the report on Foreign Mis- 
sions, and, after remarks by Brethren Holleman and H. Y. 
Smith, on motion the report was adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

When Christ came from heaven to earth, the people who sat in dark- 
ness saw great light. So, to-day when the "Glad Tidings" of great joy 
reach some far-off land of heathenish darkness the people see great light. 
In this way we are giving light to the heathen and thus fulfilling the 
command of Christ, "let your light so shine." We have the light and, 
if we fail to give it to others, we cannot fulfill Christ's command, "Go ye 
into all the world," which command is as binding to-day as when first 
given. 

The dissatisfaction among the nations and the warlike spirit manifest 
only increases our obligations to give them the true gospel. The respon- 
sibility is upon us. We must not shirk it and cannot if we would. Let 
us do all in our power to give the gospel of Jesus to the nations who 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

know not of Him. For our own happiness, the salvation of the lost and 
God's glory let us do our best. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, \ s, « 

A. P. Thomas, ' \ Committee. 

On motion adjourned until Saturday morning. Prayer 
by Rev. H. G. Stamey. 



THIRD DAY. 

Saturday Morning, November 6ttu 

The association assembled for business. 
Religious exercices conducted by Elder N. H. Gibbs. 
Roll called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 
Brother H. Y. Smith reads the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The progress of the Baptist denomination in North Carolina during 
the last twenty-five years has been marvelous. From a few thousands, 
without power and influence, scattered in different sections, we have 
grown to be a magnificent host thoroughly organized and equipped for 
the Master's service. One of the most potent factors in this matchless 
progress has been the work of State missions. In building churches, sup- 
plying the destitute with the gospel, organizing and developing Chrisian 
agencies and arousing interest in all lines of denominational enterprise, 
it has exerted a power for good that cannot be overestimated. Just now 
new opportunities are open before it. The recent action of the Western 
Convention in deciding to co-operate with our work means that an open 
door invites the State Missionary into fields hitherto closed. State Mis- 
sions have never before had such an opportunity. The field is ripe for 
the harvest. The call to duty is great. Shall we falter? Your commit- 
tee would earnestly recommend that the pastors and members of the Lit- 
tle River Association consecrate themselves to this ever-widening work 
The needs of the work are urgent now. There is danger that unless spe- 
cial effort is made a debt will have to be reported at the next session of the 
Convention. The missionaries, one hundred and three in number, have 
done faithful service; their salaries are due. The Board has not the 
money with which to pay them. We earnestly urge that collections be 
taken in all our churches for this object during the present month. 

H Y. Smith, 1 n 
R. W. Collier, \ Committee. 

After remarks by Brethren Smith, Caddell and Folleman, 
on motion, the report was adopted. Collection for State 
Missions amounts to $4.33. 



LITTLE EIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 9 

Elder D. C. Britt reads the 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Education is regarded by all as a great good when used in the further- 
ance of our denominational work and for the advancement of the King- 
dom of Christ. No man can come into recognition of the present and 
future possibilities of this life who fails to subject himself to the very best 
mental, moral and social development. This is an age of rapid progress 
in almost every conceivable vocation of life. We live in an age of crises, 
when the very best and most in man is demanded. This is a period of 
special, indeed, specific demands from God, State and Nation. And in 
order to meet these demands, we must educate. We want education — 
the best education — the education of the heart and mind together — an 
education from God through Christian agency. For this kind alone truly 
lifts up the world and blesses humanity. We believe that Christian edu- 
cation is above all other forms, indeed there is no true education that is 
not Cbristian. We believe that" Christian schools and colleges should be 
sustained and patronized in preference to any secular institutions. 

We recognize in Wake Forest College a powerful aid to worthy young 
men who strive to attain to a higher plane of Christian usefulness; we 
endorse its management as judicioub, its influences as wholesome and ele- 
vating and its training unequaled. We recommend to pastors and 
churches that they do all in their power to strengthen this, our denomi- 
national institution, by placing under its care our worthy young men. 
We regard ministerial education as very important among the objects 
which our denomination is fostering. The Board has doubtless done, and 
is doing, more for the progress of our denomination than any other one 
agency. Let us as Baptist pastors and churches rally to its support. We 
are in full sympathy with the effort to complete and equip the Baptist 
Female University now in course of construction at Raleigh. We believe 
it is our duty to use our influence and money for the completion and suc- 
cess of this great institution of learning. 

X A° Campbell, } Committee. 

After remarks by Brethren Britt and Carlyle, on motion, 
the report is adopted. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell is allowed to place the adver- 
tisement of Buie's Creek Academy on the fly-leaf of our 
minutes. 

The following pledges for ministerial education are made: 

Benson, $2.00 Friendship, $3.00 

Bethel, 1.00 Hector's Creek, 3.00 

Buie's Creek, 4.00 Holly Springs, 4.00 

Cameron's Grove, 1.00 Juniper Springs, 2.50 

Cumberland Union 3.00 Macedonia, 2.50 

Dunn, 5.00 New Hill, .-..■ 2 00 

Elder S. W. Oldham reads the. report on Associational 
Missions and after remarks by Brethren Win. Rogers, N. H. 
Gibbs, J. A. Campbell and J. V. Devenny, the report is 
adopted. 



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REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Christ's words to His disciples were, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me 
both in Jerusalem and all Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost 
parts of the earth." 

Our first work is to look to the salvation of the unsaved at our own 
doors. We need to bestir ourselves along the line of Associational Mis- 
sions. God has given us the poor and needy and those who know not 
Him within our own bounds. With every opportunity comes a great re- 
sponsibility. The only way to rid ourselves of a duty is to perform it. 
We have only to open our eyes and look about us to see our duty in our 
Associational Mission work. More than two years ago we began work 
with a view to enlarging this work. Having secured the man for the 
work, our churches ought to have rallied to the support. This they have 
not done. So little money has been sent to the Executive Board, that 
they have employed fewer Missionaries than heretofore. Brethren, these 
things ought not so to be. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K W. Oldham, ) Committee 
J. D. Weathers, 
On motion, adjourned for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair. Rev. C. H. Utley reports as vis- 
itor from the Raleigh Association. 
Rev. J. V. Devenny reads the 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

"Pure religion and undenled before God and the Father is this: To 
visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction." James 1:27. In this 
Scripture is pointed the fruits and proofs of the Christian religion. The 
Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville is the witness to the world that in the 
Baptist churches of this State there is religion "pure andnndefiled. " We 
note with pleasure the steady growth of this institution and the readi- 
•ness of our churches to respond to its calls for help and supply the needs 
of the more than 160 fatherless inmates. The managers are anxious to 
increase the number of children to 200 and will do so as soon as the con- 
tributions from the churches show a willingness on our part to care for 
that number. The opportunities for enlargement are abundant; many 
fatherless ones are still unprovided for. What say you, brethren and sis- 
ters of the Little River Association? Shall we help this noble institution 
do a greater work by increasing our gifts or shall we bid it stay its out- 
stretched hands and say to the many who are asking for food and shel- 
ter, "We have no bread to give, no clothing to offer?" 

Your committee are gratified to find a growing interest in this work in 
our Association as shown by the reports; only three churches sending 
reports not reporting something for this object. Some of our Sunday 
schools already take regular collections for this work. 

We wish to commend this important move on the part of our Sunday- 
schools and most earnestly urge that all our churches and Sunday-schools 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

inform themselves about this work and contribute regularly for its sup- 
port. 

J. V. Devenny, 1 n ... 

J. W. BuchanIn, } <^~^- 

After an address by Elder Devenny, on motion, the re- 
port is adopted. 

Collection for Orphanage $8.03. 

Committee on time and place report: Association to meet 
at New Hill on Thursday before the first Sunday in Novem- 
ber, 1899. Introductory sermon to be preached by Elder 
S. W. Oldham on Thursday at 11 o'clock and the Mission- 
ary Sermon by Elder J. V. Devenny on Sunday. The 
Union Meeting to be held at Piny Grove on Friday before 
the fifth Sunday in January, 1899. Introductory sermon 
to be preached by Elder N. H. Gibbs at 11 o'clock and the 
Missionary Sermon by Elder A. N. Campbell on Sunday. 

For Executive Board as apppointed see fly-leaf. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell is elected delegate to the 
Southern Baptist Convention. 

Treasurer of Association reported. (See Report.) 

Moderator appoints the following brethren to write re- 
ports for next year: 

On Associational Missions — N. H. Gibbs. 

State Missions — J. A. Campbell. 

Foreign Missions — J. V. Devenny. 

Home Missions — S. W. Oldham. 

Prayer Meetings — H. W. Graham. 

Periodicals — H. Y. Smith. 

Orphanage — J. D. Dennis. 

Sunday Schools — E. L. Hall. 

Temperance — A. N. Campbell. 

Minister's Relief Board — J. W. Collins. 

Report on Sunday-schools read, and discussion deferred till 
to-morrow morning. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

Christ is the author of the Christian Sunday-school. Let not its value 
be underestimated. The most useful church-members are Sunday-school 
workers and are usually made so by the work of the Sunday-school. May 
the time soon come when all churches in our Association shall have an 
all-the-year Sunday-school with active Christian teachers. Thus we shall 
win souls to Christ, having the principles of true religion as taught in the 
Word of God planted in them in their youth. 

At the last meeting of our Association an effort was made to secure the 
services of Bro. B W. Spillman, S. S. Missionary, to hold an Institute 
within our bounds. As a result of his efforts together with the Associa- 
tion, a large Tabernacle has been erected at Buie's Creek Academy and a 
District Chautauqua, consisting of the Little River, South River, Cedar 
Creek, Sandy Creek and Raleigh Associations, was organized with Bro. 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

N. B. Broughton as President. A good meeting was held in August, at- 
tended by representatives from eight counties. An Executive Commit- 
tee will locate the next meeting. Great progress has been made and the 
foundation laid for still greater work to be done. 

R C.' Campbell, } Committee. 

Brethren S. W. Oldham, J. V. Devenny, J. C. Clifford, J. 
McK. Byrd and F. R. Hall are appointed Sunday-school 
Board. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is elected a member of 
State Board of Missions for the ensuing year. 

Treasurers of Association and Executive Board report. 
See Appendix. 

Clerk is allowed $10.00 for his services. 

Brethren J. V. Devenny, J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holle- 
man, S. W. Oldham, N. H. Gibbs are appointed delegates 
to the Baptist State Convention. 

Committee on Obituaries report, Bro. J. K. Haigwood 
reading 

EEPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

During the. year just closing God has seen fit in the dispensation of His 
providence to remove from us and take to Himself twenty of our number 
as shown by the letters from the churches. This reminds us that God is 
mindful of His people and will call them from labor to rest. "Blessed are 
the dead who die in the Lord." 

Adjourned till to-morrow 9:30 A. M. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Elder W. G. Hall reads the 23rd Psalm and leads in 
prayer. Short addresses on Sunday-schools by Brethren W. 
G. Hall, R. W. Collier and J. V. Devenny. 

Collection for Minutes and Clerk's fee amounting to $3.39 
is taken. 

On motion, Elder N. H. Gibbs is given endorsement as 
independent Colporter for the Association. The following 
resolution offered by Elder J. V. Devenny is unanimously 
adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby most 
cordially extended to the church at Cumberland Union and the commu- 



LITTLE KIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

nity at large for the kind reception and generous entertainment given us; 
to the Methodist brethren for the tender of the use of their house of wor- 
ship. 

On motion, the Association then adjourned to meet at 
New Hill next year. 

After an intermission of fifteen minutes, the Missionary 
sermon was preached by Elder J. A. Campbell. Text: I. 
Cor. 9:22. "By all means save some." Collection for Asso- 
ciational Missions amounts to $4.75. 

Benediction by Elder C. H. Utley. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1897. 



To Cash for Minutes $25.00 

" "Clerk 8.40 

" " Associational Missions'. 37.61 

" " State Missions 64.79 

" '' Home Missions 26.64 

" " Foreign Missions .. 54.39 

" " Ministerial Education 33.65 

" ' Baptist Orphanage 46.30 

" " Aged Ministers 15.00 

" " Female University 35.00 

Total $346.23 



By Cash paid for Minutes $21.00 

" " Clerk 10.00 

11 " " Blank Church Letters 2.40 

" " " Treasurer Executive Board, Associational Missions 37.61 

" " " J. D. Boushall, State Missions 64.79 

" " J. D. Boushall, Home Missions 26.64 

" " " J. D. Boushall, Foreign Missions 54.39 

" " " J. D. Boushall, Ministerial Education 33.65 

it u .i Orphanage Treasurer , 46.30 

" " " J. D. Boushall, Aged Ministers 15.00 

" " u O. L. Stringfield, Female University 35.00 



Total 



$346 23 

A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



14 



APPENDIX. 



15 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



CHURCHES. 


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$ 1 25 

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2 40 

"266 


$ 71 


$.... 


$3 36 


Baptist Grove 


47 


Benson 


2 00 
125 
100 


2 00 
2 00 
2 00 


3 70 
"4*60 


10 10 


Bethel 


3 25 


Buie's < reek 


9 00 






Canon Grove 












Cumberland Union 


100 
100 


191 
100 


'Too 

15 36 

3 91 

4 05 


1 60 
100 
5 00 
3 35 

3 00 

2 82 
2 62 
1 00 

75 

1 53 

2 06 
100 

"54 

75 
50 

4 75 


4 51 


Central 


4 00 


Dunn 


20 36 


Friendship 


175 

2 00 

40 


175 
2 55 
115 


10 76 


Hector's Creek 


1160 


Holly Springs 


4 37 


Juniper Springs ... 


2 62 


Lillington 


100 
111 

50 
85 
25 
70 
100 
78 
67 


100 
64 


100 
1 00 


4 00 


Macedonia 


3 50 


Mt Tabor 


2 03 


Neill's Creek. . 


'50 

100 

39 


2 35 

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1 50 


5 26 


New Hill 


1 25 


New Life 


70 


Pine Forest 


2 00 


Piney Grove. 

Pleasant Ridge 

Sherwood 


3 82 

181 

50 


Sunday Collections 


4 71 


2 03 


1 20 


12 69 


Total 


23 37 


20 04 


38 58 


39 97 


12196 


Received from last year's report. . 
Total amount during year 




. . 12 63 

.134 59 



CR. 

Paid out to Missionaries: 

N. H. Gibbs $21 34 

R. J. Bennett 4 00 

A. N. Campbell 20 56 

Wm. Rogers 17 56 

H. W. Graham 20 56 

J. M. Holleman 20 56 

J. Y. Devenny 25 04 

129 62 
Balance on hand $ 4 97 

E. L. HALL, Treasurer. 



16 








APPENDIX 










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REPORT ON FINANCE. 




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Bethel 

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Cameron's Grv 


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75 
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6 00 


$ 1 00 
1 00 

1 00 
4 00 

2 00 


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3 00 

4 00 


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1 00 
3 00 


$ 100 

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100 

2 00 
5 53 


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3 70 
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1 50 
1 00 


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1 00 
1 20 

1 50 

2 00 
75 
50 
50 
75 
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1 75 

100 

75 


"25 

50 

"i'66 
1 00 

"25 

25 


'i'66 

1 60 

5 00 
3 35 
3 00 

2 82 
2 62 
1 00 

75 


100 
100 

2 50 
5 46 
5 00 
5 00 

3 00 
103 
2 86 

40 


3 43 

"i'66 

100 
2 00 
1 25 
1 07 
60 


10 

100 

1 40 

' 8 50 

2 00 
8 00 
1 47 
1 75 

10 










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5 00 
15 18 

19 66< 
22 35 

20 01 J 

21 32 j 
13 37 J 
10 93 

3 70 j 
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9 17J 
9 761 
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75 
1 00 




Cumberl'd Un 
Dunn 


1 70 
5 00 
3 00 
3 00 

50 

2 50 


2 05 

3 00 
3 00 

2 00 

3 00 
2 00 
150 


Friendship* . . 
Hector's Cr'k* 
Holly Springs. 
Juniper Spr'gs 
Lillington*. . . 
Macedonia. . . . 


100 
100 

1 00 

2 00 
100 

85 

1 25 

75 


25 


Mount Tabor. 


25 1 53 


1 00 

"i'66 


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125 

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New Hill. ... 
New Life 


36 
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25 


2 06 
100 


1 00 

2 21 


100 

1 03 

50 


1 00 

1 27 

25 


Pine Forest. . . 






Pleasant R'ge. 
Piny Grove. . . 

Sherwood 

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25 

100 
30 
50 


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75 

54 

50 

4 75 














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8 76 1 
2 30 
20 50 


75 

50 
4 33 




185 
50 


55 


2 77 

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8 03 

41 71 


80 










23 50 






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21 00 


10 00 


39 97 


47 27 


91 fift 


33 17 


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17 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 


SUPERINTENDENTS AND P. 0. 


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B. C. Campbell, Bal'tine's M'ls 

E. L. Hall. Benson 

L B. West. Westville 

P. D. Woodall. Poe's 


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7 
4 
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25 
67 


24 
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12 
10 


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Dunn 


J. G. Johnson, May 

J. A. Taylor, Dunn 

S. L. Parker, Bunn's Level... . 
W. R. Johnson. Bradley's St're 
J. McL. Patterson, Mohawk. . 
C M. Harward, Glenaloon . . . . 


7 

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8 

6 

8 


65 

65 
75 
65 
40 


72 
76 
83 
71 
48 


58 


5 53 


12 
12 
12 
12 

12 


Yes 
Yes 


Friendship . . . 
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Holly Springs 
Juniper Spr'gs 
Lillington. . . 
Macedonia. . . . 


50 
60 
12 


7 00 

6 00 

90 


No 
No 
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J McK. Byrd . 


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4 
4 
6 
6 


14 


16 


18 

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20 

103 


4 11 
3 81 
6 00 
2 00 
6 00 

5 60 


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J. W. Collins, Polk 


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29 33 

70 74 
70 76 
48 54 


Yes 


Mt. Tabor ... 
Neill's Creek.. 

New Hill 

New Life .... 
Pine Forest . . 


G. W. Naylor 

Bright Matthews, Wythe 

J. J. Edwards, New Hill. 

J. L. Johnson, Barclay ville. . . 


"No 


Piney Grove . 
Pleasant Rdge 
Sherwood . . 


A. B. Betts, Polk 


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68 76 
25 30 

22 26 


94 


1 78 


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5 


Yes 


A. A. Kelly, Glenaloon 

E. C. Pope, Godwin 




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18 



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20 



APPENDIX 



REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES TO LITTLE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



It is with pleasure that the Woman's Central Committee of Missions for 
our State reports to you the ever growing work of the Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies. This work, begun a little more than eleven years ago by 
order of the Baptist State Convention, has made steady and remarkable 
progress from the first. The annual gifts of the societies have increased 
from $500. 00 to more than $6,000, and the number of societies contributing 
from fourteen to nearly four hundred. In the eleven years of the Commit- 
tee's work the Societies have reported to Home, Foreign and State Mis- 
sions the large sum of $37,771. In a number of the Associations, Associa- 
tional Vice Presidents have given untiring effort to the organization and 
maintenance of societies In no Association, however, have as many socie- 
ties been organized as we would wish, and in none has our aim — A Wom- 
an's Missionary Society in every church and every woman a member of it 
— been realized. While gratefully acknowledging the assistance of many 
of our most influential ministers in the past, we would earnestly ask the 
aid of every minister and layman for the woman's missionary work of the 
future. The great blessings that God has seen fit to bestow upon our 
efforts is an assurance that this work is from Him. 

Rejoicing in the progress we have made, and again asking your sym- 
pathy and aid in the work we are endeavoring to do, I am, 

Yours very sincerely, 

Fannie E. S. Heck. 



REPORT ON WOMAN S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. 





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MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



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-OF THE— 




$oiMon 



HELD WITH 



The Church at New HiH, Wake County, N. C. 



November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1899. 



Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk Buie's Creek, N. C. 

Elder J. Y. Devenny, Ass't Clerk. .Buie's Creek, N. C. 



Next session will meet with Benson Church, Johnston County, on Thurs- 
day before the first Sunday iu November, 1900. 
Introductory Sermon, Elder S. W. Oldham. 
Missionary Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbell. 



L 



NASH BROTHERS, 

ROOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



mi n urns 



OF THE- 



TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



Little ^W Baptist J^ocintion, 



-HELD VVITH- 



The Church at New Hill, Wake County, N. C. 

November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1899. 



Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk Buie's Creek, N. C. 

Elder J. V. Devenny, Ass't Clerk. .Buie's Creek, N. C. 



Next session will meet with Benson Church, Johnston County, on Thurs- 
day before the first Sunday in November, 1900. 
Introductory Sermon, Elder S. W. Oldham. 
Missionary Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbell. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



G. A. Bain, Buie's Creek, N C. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. A Campbell Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J W. Collins, Polk, N. C. 

R. D. Collier Little River Academy,N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Polk, N. C 

J. V. Devenny, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson, N. C. 

H. W Graham, Swarm's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell, Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman Apex, N. C. 

S. W. Oldham, Grotto, N. C. 

S C. Page, Godwin, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



Antioch — D. A. Patterson, 
Baptist Grove—A. L Baughcom, 
Friendship — D. J. Parker, 
Benson — E. L. Hall, 
Bethel— Alex West, 
Byte's Creek — J McK. Byrd, 
Cameron s Grove — D. A. Graham, 
Canon Grove— D. G. Wilson, 
Central — Kelso Wood, 
Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, 
Dunn — E Lee, 
Hectors Creek — H. Y. Smith, 



Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson, 
Juniper Springs — C M Harward, 
Lillington — J T Rogers, 
Macedonia — J. D. Weathers, Jr., 
ML Tabor— J. F. Collier, 
Neill's Creek — Robt. Johnson, 
New Hill— J J. Edwards, 
New Life — J. A Hockaday, 
Pine Forest — J. E. Link, 
Pleasant Ridge — A. A. Kelly, 
Piney Grove — T. E. Smith, 
Sherwood — F. W. Page. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



S. W. Oldham, J. V. Devenny, J. McK. Byrd, J. C. Clifford, H. Y. 
Smith. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



New Hill Baptist Church, Wake Co., N. C, 

Thursday, November 2nd, 1899. 

The Little River Baptist Association meets this day 
with above named church. 

Song, "Come thou fount of every blessing," etc. 

By special request the introductory sermon is preached 
by Elder S. F. Conrad, of Charlotte, N. C. ; text, Matt. 
28:19-20. 

An intermission of one hour is taken. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Elder J. M. Holleman reads part of second chapter, 
1st Epis. of John, and prayer is offered by Elder S. C. 
Page. The Association is called to order by the Moder- 
ator of last year. J. V. Devenny is elected Clerk pro 
tern. Brethren H. Y. Smith and S W. Oldham are re- 
quested to act as Reading Clerks 

The list of churches is called, letters read, and dele- 
gates enrolled : 

Antioch. — L. B. Hunt, J. K. Haigwood. 

Baptist Grove. — B. Dean, G. Q. Senter, A. L. Baugh- 
com. 

Benson. — N. H. Gibbs, E. L. Hall, Alonzo Parrish 

Bethel— Alex. Clark, L. B. West. 

Buie's Creek — J. B. Tugwell, E. 0. Johnson, N. I. 
Reardon. 

Cameron's Grove. — W. D. Graham, D. A. Graham. 

Canon Grove. — W. H. Ferrall. 

Central.— A. R Baker, Kelso Wood, J. C. Medlin, B. 
Q. Barker, J. H. Mitchell. 

Cumberland Union. — T B. Lanier, J. W. Blanchard, 
J. 0. Weathers, James Holmes, W. F. Lanier. 

Dunn. — Letter. 

Friendship. — W. G. Byrd, J. McD. Parker. 

Hector's Creek.— -T. H. Smith, H. Y. Smith, J. A. 
Senter, J. A. Johnson. 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

Holly Springs.— L. E. Byrd, N. T. Patterson, W. J. 
Salmon, W. D. Patterson. 

Juniper Springs. — 0. M. Harward, John B. Thomas, 
Z. J. Womack. 

Lillington. — Letter, no delegation. 

Macedonia.— J ". M. Holt, B. W. Baker, J. D. Weath- 
ers, Jr. 

Mt. Tabor.— R. D. Collier. 

NeilVs Creek. — Daniel Hare. 

New Hill— J J. Welch, M. F. Utley, 0. J. Collins, 
W. H. Bennett, R. L. Womble. 

New Life. — B. E. Barber, Parham Pate. 

Pine Forest. — Letter, no delegation. 

Piney Grove. — T. E. Smith, A. B. Betts, Dexton 
Betts, E, H. Ballentine, J. E. Matthews. 

Pleasant Ridge. — A. A. Kelly, J. R. Kelly. 

Sherwood. — S. C. Page. 

Ordained Ministers Present. — J. M. Holleman, S. 
C. Page, R. J. Bennett, S. W. Oldham, J. W. Collins, 
N. H. Gibbs, R. D. Collier, J. A. Campbell and J. V. 
Devenny. 

The selection of officers results in the re-election of 
Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator, and Elder J. A. Camp- 
bell, Clerk and Treasurer. In the absence of J. A. 
Campbell, J. V. Devenny is chosen Assistant Clerk. 

Visiting brethren are welcomed to seats. The follow- 
ing respond : Elders B. W. Spilman and H. W. Norris 
of the Raleigh Association; Elder S. F. Conrad of the 
Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Association; Elder J. W. Cobb 
of the N. C. Baptist ; Elder D. C. Britt of the Sandy Creek 
Association; and C. W. Mason, B. A. Spence and Alfred 
Johnson of the Mount Zion Association. 

An address of welcome delivered by Pastor S. W. Old- 
ham is responded to f>y Elder B. W. Spilman. 

B. W. Spilman and N. T. Patterson are appointed a 
Committee on Order of Business. 

The Pastor and Deacons of New Hill Church are re- 
quested to act as a Committee on Religious Exercises. 

J. 0. Weathers and W. J. Welch are appointed Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

In the absence of brethren appointed last year, Elder 
S. C. Page is requested to present report on Orphanage 
and Bro. C. M. Harward on Prayer Meetings. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. O 

The following partial report on Order of Business is 
adopted for Friday: 

10:00 a. m. Prayer Meetings. 

10:30 a. m. Home Missions. 

11:00 a. m. State and Associational Missions. 

1:80 p. m. Foreign Missions. 

2:15 p. m. Periodicals. 

3:00 p. m. Miscellaneous Business. 

Association adjourns to meet at 9:30 A. M. to-mor- 
row. Prayer by Elder J. W. Cobb. 



SECOND DAY. 

After devotional exercises, conducted by Elder S. C. 
Page, the Association is called to order by the Moderator. 
Minutes of yesterday are read and approved. 

It is ordered, on motion, that any church letters com- 
ing in hereafter duriug the session be handed to the 
Clerk without being read before the Association. 

Elder J. E. White, Corresponding Secretary of Baptist 
State Convention; Bro. J. C. Caddell, of the Biblical Re- 
corder; Bro. F. P. Hobgood, of Oxford Female Seminary; 
Elder G. L. Finch, of Sandy Creek Association; Brethren 
J. P. Seagraves and G. B. Alford of the Raleigh Asso- 
ciation, and Bro. A. Johnson of Charity and Children, 
are recognized and welcomed to seats. 

The following brethren are added to committees pre- 
viously appointed on the several subjects: 

Associational Missions. — R. J. Bennett. 

State Missions. — S. F. Conrad. 

Foreign Missions. — J. J. Edwards. 

Home Missions. — L. B. Hunt. 

Prayer Meetings. — W. J. Salmon. 

Periodicals. — J. W. Cobb. 

Orphanage. — Daniel Hare, A. Johnson. 

Sunday- Schools. — B. W. Spilman. 

Temperance. — J. K. Haigwood. 

Education. — D. C. Britt, F. P. Hobgood. 

Ministerial Belief. — H. W. Norris. 

Committee on Time, Place and Preachers. — W. H. 
Bennett, J. A. Senter. 

To Nominate Delegates to Baptist State Convention. — 
H. Y. Smith. 



b MINUTES OF THE 

The report on Prayer Meetings is read and adopted 
after remarks by Brethren C. M. Harward, H. Y. Smith, 
W. J. Salmon, W. D. Patterson and L. B. Hunt. 

PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Our Lord has taught us to pray and how to pray. In view of the many 
passages of Scripture teaching the duty, privilege, and importance of 
prayer, we would urge upon all Christians to pray constantly in secret 
and everywhere, ever remembering that true prayer is the wings of the 
soul on which we are lifted far above the earth, and out of its sickening, 
selfish atmosphere into the glorious light and liberty of the Sou of God. 

A motion was carried to call the report on Orphanage 
to-day at 1:30 P. M. in place of that on Foreign Missions 
set for that hour, the latter being deferred till to-mor- 
row. 

The report on Home Missions is read and adopted 
after a strong speech by Bro. J, 0. Caddeil. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Since the organization of the Home Mission Board in 1845, its existence 
has been a necessity, and its work has been area! benefaction. During the 
trying years, immediately succeeding the civil war, the Home Mission 
Board came to the rescue of the work which the State Boards were unable 
to do. It has established, or rendered valuable aid to, most of our best 
churches in North Carolina. For instance the churches in Raleigh, Dur- 
ham, Edenton, Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Goldsboro, New Bern 
and many others have been greatly assisted by it. 

This Board is now doing co-operative work with the State Boards of 
Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida Georgia, Indian Terri- 
tory, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Okla- 
homa. South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Western Arkansas. 
In these various fields the Board has at work 653 missionaries, who report 
6,552 baptisms. 

These missionaries have constituted 194 churches and built 92 houses of 
worship. Notwithstanding all this amount of labor, these faithful men 
have received, on an average, less than $101.00 apiece. 

The words Home and Missions should have a peculiar attraction for us 
here in North Carolina, for the Home Mission Board is expending this year 
$3,000 in our own State. 

Your committee would urge a more thorough study of this work by both 
pastor and people. Cuba is probably the most inviting field for mission- 
ary effort. Porto Rico has been added to our work. While we can, let us 
take these fields for Christ. 

L. B. Hunt. 

S. W. Oldham, Committee. 

The reports on Associational and State Missions are 
read. 

ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

"For we are labourers together with God:" I Cor., 3-9, and the command 
is, Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the 
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Hence the responsibil- 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

ity has come upon us, and when we look over the field that is in the bor- 
ders of The Little River Association and see that it is white already to 
harvest, and see the population increasing so rapidly, and that 
the minds of many of them is being poisoned with erroneous 
doctrines which are detrimental to them both spiritually and literally, 
we should . bestir ourselves. The Lord has greatly blessed our work and 
is still blessing it, and we have the promise, for He says, "And lo, I am 
with you always, even unto the end of the world." We therefore hope that 
every Christian who reads or hears this report read may realize his respon- 
sibility. If every member of every church in our Association will give 
liberally as the Lord hath blessed them, we shall all be made to rejoice 
at the close of the year and God's name will be glorified. 

N. H. Gibbs, Committee. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

It is impossible to enumerate or value the moral and spiritual results of 
State Missions in North Carolina since the organization of the Baptist 
State Convention. 

During the past thirty years the missionaries of our Board have bap- 
tized more than twenty-five thousand souls and have organized five hun- 
dred churches on mission fields. They have gone into the highways and 
hedges of our State and behind them we see destitute neighborhoods lifted 
up, hundreds of men and women rejoicing in a new found Saviour. 
Churches and Sunday Schools established and the whole moral atmosphere 
redeemed and purified. 

Never did this work come to us with a stronger appeal than now. 

The light set to burning by State Missions has revealed the darkness yet 
unpenetrated so that our State Mission destitution stands uncovered and 
made known. The attention of the churches in this Association is called 
to the following facts: 

In our State there are one million people out of Christ. That is, that in 
North Carolina two people out of every three have no hope of salvation 
and are not connected with any Church. 

There are 13 counties in Eastern North Carolina which have only one 
Baptist preacher to the county. 

In ten counties composing the Atlantic Association the Mormons have 
six more preachers than we have. 

There are two hundred thousand children in our State without oppor- 
tunity to go to Sunday School. 

There are one hundred thousand people congregated about our factories 
without adequate gospel privileges. 

There is a golden opportunity in Western North Carolina for the Bap- 
tists, all of which now belongs to our Convention. 

Because of these things God is leading our people to greater sacrifices 
for State Missions. Our work is increased this year to a $20,000 basis. The 
laborers in the great harvest have been richly blessed in their labors. 
There is progress and the glory of God in our Baptist undertakings. Oh, 
that all our people would see a Great Light 

In one month the Convention meets. We have but little time and a 
personal sacrifice quickly made now for our Lord's cause is demanded in 
order that we may secure the large amount necessary to pay our mission- 
aries what has been promised them. 

Your committee recommends earnestly, 1st. That we may make now a 
cash offering of $25.00 to help pay the missionaries. 2nd That each 
church increase its pledge 33 per cent, in order that we may bear our part 
in the enlarged work of our Board next year. 

On motion to adopt Elder J. E. White makes a very 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

interesting speech. A cash collection is taken amount- 
ing to $13.00. 

The following pledges are made for next year : 

Antioch $2 00 Holly Springs $5 00 

Baptist Grove 2 00 Juniper Springs 4 00 

Benson 4 00 Macedonia 1 00 

Buie's Creek 7 50 Mt. Tabor , 2 00 

Bethel 2 00 Neill's Creek 1 00 

Cumberland Union 5 00 New Hill 4 00 

Central 1 00 Piney Grove 2 00 

Friendship 8 00 Sherwood 2 00 

Hector's Creek 7 50 

Total $60 00 

The reports are, on motion, tabled. 
Bro. Hobgood is allowed the privilege of speaking in 
regard to his school, Oxford Female Seminary. 
An adjournment is had for one hoar. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Moderator calls the Association to order. The fol- 
lowing Order of Business is adopted for Saturday : 



10 00 a. m. 


Business. 


10:15 a. m. 


Minister's Relief Board. 


11:00 a. m 


Education. 


1:30 p. m. 


Sunday School. 


1:35 p. m. 


Foreign Missions. 


2:30 p. m. 


Temperance. 




MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS 



A letter of fraternal greetings was read from Bro. 
Harvey M. Holleman, of Boston, Mass., and Bro. H. Y. 
Smith is appointed to prepare and forward a reply. 

The Report on Orphanage is read, and on motion to 
adopt is spoken to by Bro. A. Johnson. A collection 
for this object is taken, amounting to $3.61. The report 
is adopted. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

We have one hundred and eighty children under the care of the orphan- 
age at the present time. By the end of the year the number will proba- 
bly be increased to 200. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

The institution is run with strictest economy. The total cost of main- 
taining a child (and this includes the salaries of the employees and all 
other expenses) is a litlle le^s than .$5 00 per month. The work done at 
the Orphanage is thorough and practical. Half the day is spent in the 
school room and the other half in useful labor. The children are taught 
that it is not only honorahle but necessary to work with their hands 

There is a body of land containing 318 acres connected with the Orphan- 
age; corn, wheat, potatoes, vegetables, oats and hay are raised on the 
farm. The boys do a large share of the farm work, the girls are taught 
domestic duties, and all are required to work. 

The property of the Orphanage is estimated to be worth $30,000. A 
splendid new building for children from 5 to 8 years of age is now near- 
ing completion. This building will cost $2,200, and most of the money 
was provided by one noble family — the late Dr. R. D. Fleming, of 
Warrenton, and his wife. 

About ten thousand dollars are required to meet the present expenses of 
the Institution, and there are hundreds of orphans in North Carolina with- 
out shelter and bread. 

We have only one source of revenue, the Baptist people of North Caro- 
lina. We would urge our churches to increase their contributions to meet 
the enlarged demands of the work, and would especially recommend that 
each of our churches hold a Thanksgiving service and take a collection 
for the orphanage. 

We would also call attention to the reduced rates at which Charity and 
Children is offered to Sunday-Schools and commend the paper for its real 
worth, and also for the revenue it brings to the Institution. 

A. Johnson, Committee. 

Pastor Oldham announces preaching at 7. 30 this even- 
ing. Statements in regard to the debt on the Baptist 
church at Ruffiu, N. C, are made by Brethren Conrad, 
Finch and Spillman. During the session $17.00 in cash 
and subscriptions was raised for this object. 

Report on Periodicals is read and discussed by 
Brethren Caddell, Cobb and Holleman, and adopted as 
follows : 

PERIODICALS. 

Information is a necessity. We, as Christians, are more and more real- 
izing this fact. Brethren, we must inform ourselves and place within the 
reach of our people the literature which shall best prepare our people to 
successfully meet and withstand the numerous false and misleading doc- 
trines which are being brought before our people. If The Biblical Re- 
corder, The North Carolina Baptist, Charity and Children, Home and For- 
eign Mission Literature, and last but not least important to our own peo- 
ple is our own paper The Little River Record. This, as well as the other 
papers, ought to be in all our homes. Then the problem of giving, and the 
development of the other Christian graces, will be largely solved. Let us 
bestir ourselves about these matters which are of such vital importance to 
our work. Respectfully submitted, 

H. Y. Smith, 
J. W. Cobb. 

Association adjourns, benediction by Elder B. W. 
Spilman. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

At 7.30 p. m. a very interesting and touching ser- 
mon is preached by Elder G. L. Finch from Revelation 
5-12. "Worthy is the Lamb," etc. 



THIRD DAY. 

Elder N. H. Gribbs conducts devotional exercises. The 
Association is called to order. Minutes of yesterday 
read and approved. 

On motion the next Union is to meet with the church 
at Baie's Creek on Friday before the fifth Sunday in 
December. Brethren J. A. Campbell and J. V. Devenny 
to arrange program. 

The following brethren are appointed to prepare re- 
ports on the several subjects named for next Associa- 
tion : 

Associational Missions — -R. J. Bennett. 
State Missions — S. W. Oldham. 
Foreign Missions — A. N. Campbell. 
Home Missions — J. V. Devenny. 
Prayer Meetings — J. D. Dennis. 
Periodicals — R. D. Collier. 
Sunday- Schools — EL T. Smith. 
Temperance — N. H. Gibbs. 
Ministers'' Relief. — S. C. Page. 
Education — J. A. Campbell. 
Orphanage — E. L. Hall. 

The order of business is changed in regard to items of 
Ministers' Relief and Education, and the report on Ed- 
ucation is read and adopted, after speeches by Brethren 
Britt and Spilman. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The value of education is apparent to even a casual observer. 

Wake Forest College is having the most prosperous session in its his- 
tory. There are more than 250 students enrolled already. 

Our Baptist Female University in Raleigh opened in September, exceed- 
ing the most sanguine expectations. There are nearly 200 students. 

The Oxford Female Seminary and the Chowan Baptist Female Institute 
at Murfreesboro are enjoying, as they deserve, a good patronage. 

Associational Academies are springing up over the State, and a general 
wave of educational interest is being aroused among our people. 

The Board of Education at Wake Forest is this year aiding about 40 
young ministers. This work is worthy of our liberal support. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

A meeting of the Woman's Mission Society is an- 
nounced to be held at the Christian Church. 

The report on Ministers' Relief is read and spoken to 
by Brethren Caddell, Devenny, C. V. Brooks and J. M. 
Holleman. The following pledges are made for this ob- 
ject: 

Antioch $100 Lillington '.. 50 

Baptist Grove 1 00 Macedonia 1 00 

Benson ] 00 Neill's Greek 1 00 

Buie's Creek ....100 New Hill 100 

Central 1 00 New Life 1 00 

Cumberland Union 1 00 Piney Grove 1 00 

Friendship 1 00 Pleasant Ridge 50 

Hector's Creek 2 00 

Holly Spring 2 00 Total $17 00 

The report was adopted. 

MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

This Board is located at Durham N. C. It has grown in favor con- 
stantly since it became an object of our Convention in 1892. Last year the 
contributions to this Board amounted to one thousand dollars. One-third 
of this amount is invested, only the interest of which is used. 

Fourteen aged ministers and those dependent on them were aided last 
year. The Board would like to get the name of any preacher entitled to 
aid from this source. 

We earnestly ask that the churches give as much to the support of this 
work as they gave last year. 

Elders J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, S. W. Old- 
ham, J. V. Devenny and Brethren G. W. Cavenaugh and 
J. A. Taylor are recommended and elected delegates to 
the next Baptist State Convention. 

The report of Committee on Time, Place and Preach- 
ers is adopted : 

Time of next meeting, Thursday before first Sunday in November, 1900; 
place of meeting, Benson church, Johnston County; to preach Introductory 
Sermon, Elder S. W. Oldham ; Missionary Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbell. 

Elder C. V. Brooks of Sandy Creek Association, Bro. J. 
Z. Bennet of the Raleigh, and O. J. Upchurch and J. EL 
Olive of the Mt. Zion Association are recognized and 
welcomed to seats. 

A recess of one hour is taken. 



12 MINUTES OF THE 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The body is called to order by the Moderator. 

The report on Sunday Schools is read by Bro. Spilman, 
and, on motion to adopt, is tabled till 10:00 A. M. Sun- 
day. 

SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

A Sunday School is a church meeting for teaching the Scriptures. The 
Bible is clear on our duty to teach. 

The churches of our Association are more alive to this work than ever 
before. The Sunday School work in the State is encouraging. Sunday 
School Institutes, Chautauquas and Conventions have quickened the inter- 
est in this work in a marked degree. 

The prospect is bright for a general advance along this line in all our 
churches. 

The report on Foreign Missions is read. On motion to 
adopt, Bro. Spilman makes a telling speech, and Bro. 
Conrad leads in a prayer for our missionaries in foreign 
lands. A cash contribution of $5.12 is made, and the 
following pledges are taken: 

Antioch $ 3 00 Lillington $ 1 00 

Baptist Grove 2 00 Macedonia 100 

Benson 10 00 Neill's Creek 1 00 

Buie's Creek 10 00 New Hill 5 00 

Central 1 00 New Life 1 00 

Cumbei land. Union 4 00 Piney Grove 2 50 

Friendship 10 00 Sherwood 1 00 

Hector's Creek 5 00 

Holly Springs 5 00 Total $65 00 

Juniper Springs. . 2 50 

On motion, a collection is to be taken to-morrow at the 
dose of the sermon and equally divided between State 
and Foreign Missions. The report is adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, located 
at Richmond, Va., with which we co operate in Foreign Mission work, is 
at present maintaining missions in China, Japan, Africa, Italy, Brazil, and 
Mexico. On these fields they employ about 85 American workers, 27 or- 
dained natives, and 100 unordained natives. During the yea- 1898 there 
were 845 baptisms, and a total membership of 5347. Twelve of these 
missionaries are from North Carolina with two new ones, J. C. 
Owen and W E. Crocker, recently appointed, making fourteen from our 
own State. We believe that these consecrated men and women, our 
brethren and sisters, have been called of God to this glorious work. Has 
not the same God, brethren, called us to support this work with our pray- 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

ers and contributions? Does God ever call servants to go without at the 
same time calling other servants to send? "Who goeth a warfare at any 
time at his own charges?" 1 Cor., 9.7. The reward will be grand, indeed, 
when "They shall come from the east and from the west, from the north 
and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God." Would 
we be sharers in the reward, we must be sharers in the work. 

With some surprise and a good deal of sadness we note quite a falling 
off in contributions to this object in our Association during the year 1898 
over 1897. The minutes of 1897 give $77.01 contributed, every church but 
two reporting something; the minutes of 1898 give only $53.10, a loss of 
31 per cent., with six churches reporting nothing, and eleven reporting 
less in 1898 than in 1897. 

Brethren, these things ought not so to be. 

We most earnestly recommend that every church in the Association 
make at least one contribution each year for this object, and put on foot 
some plan of work whereby every member shall be given the opportunity 
to contribute. J. V. Devenny, Committee. 

The report on Temperance is adopted, after remarks by 
Brethren Hunt and Conrad. 

TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the Christian graces taught in the Bible. Thou- 
sands of young men as well as old are every year being led to ruin by in- 
temperance, and Christian people are largely responsible for the tempta- 
tion thrown in their way. The Bible doctrine of temperance refers to the 
proper use of things necessary. From things unlawful we should abstain 
altogether. L. B. Hunt, Committee. 

The Treasurer's report is |read and adopted, also re- 
ports of Finance Committee and Treasurer of Executive 
Board. See Appendix. 

Bro. J. A. Campbell is allowed the privilege of ad- 
vertising his school on cover of the minutes. 

Elder J. M. Holleman is appointed a delegate to the 
Southern Baptist Convention, Elder |S. W. Oldham, alter- 
nate. 

Elder S. W. Oldham is recommended as representa- 
tive from this Association on the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools of the State Convention. 

The Executive Board for the ensuing year is ap- 
pointed. See second page of cover. 

Association adjourns to meet at 7:30 P. M. Benedic- 
tion by Bro. Salmon. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

Song, "All hail the power of Jesus name," etc. 
In the absence of the Moderator, Elder J. A. Campbell 
is called to the chair. Bro. Spilman offers prayer. 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

In a few fitting words the chairman introduces Dr. C. 

E. Taylor, President of Wake Forest College, who de- 
lights and instructs the audience in a speech on educa- 
tion, as Dr. Taylor alone can niake. 



FOUETH DAY.— Sunday. 

Several songs are beautifully rendered by the choir 
and congregation. J. A. Campbell offers prayer. 

The following resolution of thanks is unanimously 
adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are due and are hereby ex- 
tended, to the New Hill Baptist Church, and to the community at large for 
their immeasurable hospitality; also to the Christian Church for the use of 
their house of worship. 

The report on Sunday-Schools is taken up, and after a 
strong and appropriate address by Bro. Spilman is 
adopted. 

The reports on State and Associational Missions are 
taken from the table and adopted. 

After an intermission of fifteen minutes, the Mission- 
ary Sermon is preached by J. V. Devenny from Acts 1:8. 

At the same hour Elder J. A. Campbell preaches to a 
good audience in the Christian Church. A collection is 
taken for State and Foreign Missions, amounting to $8.43. 

' 'Blest be the tie that binds, " is sung, Elder J. M. Holle- 
man pronounces the Benediction, and the Association 
takes its final adjournment. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator. 
J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk. 
J. V. DEVENNY, Asst. Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1898. 



To Cash for Minutes 

" " Clerk... •.••.•••• 

" " Associational Missions 

" " State Missions 

" " Home Missions 

" " Foreign Missions 

" " Ministerial Education 

" " Baptist Orphanage . . . 

" '' Aged Ministers 

" " Colportage 



$ 21 


00 


10 00 


39 97 


47 


27 


21 


88 


33 


17 


23 


50 


41 


71 


14 40 




/h 



Total 



.§253 65 



Hy Cash paid for Minutes ......... 

Clerk 

" " Treas. Executive Board, Associational Missions. 

" " J. D. Boushall, State Missions 

" " J. D. Boushall, Home Missions 

J. D. Boushall, Foreign Missions. 

" " J. D. Boushall, Ministerial Education 

Orphanage Treasurer 

" J. D. Boushall, Aged Ministers 

J. D. Boushall, Colportage 



Total 



$21 


00 


10 00 


39 


97 


47 


27 


21 


88 


33 


17 


23 


50 


41 


71 


14 40 




75 



$253 65 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



15 



16 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIA r E BOARD. 

HR. 
TO AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM THE CHURCHES. 



CHURCHES. 



Antioch 

Baptist Grove 

Benson 

Bethel 

Buie's Creek 

Cameron's Grove . 

Canon Grove 

Cumberland Union 

Central 

Dunn 

Friendship 

Hector's Creek. . . . 

Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs. . . , 

Lillington 

Macedonia , 

Mt. Tabor 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill 

New Life 

Pine Forest 

Piney Grove 

Pleasant Ridge. . . . 
Sherwood 



Total for 1899 $28 47l$13 42 $40 73 $8?- 62 

Balance from 1898 , 4 97 



$ 1 55 



1 50 

75 

4 00 



$ 1 1« 



50 

00 
00 
60 
30 

05 

92 
1 00 



1 75 



50 
1 00 



1 00 

2 00 



1 50 



2 75 
1 00 



25 



On 






50 

83 

8 53 

3 25 

2 00 

50 



1 20 
1 00 



1 00 

45 
76 



$ 3 02 

83 

10 03 

4 00 

7 75 
50 



3 20 



3 00 

5 00 
7 10 
7 15 

6 45 

2 00 

3 00 
3 40 
5 48 
3 75 
2 50 

50 



2 75 
45 
76 



Total receipts. 



$87;.59 



BY DISBURSEMENTS. 

CR. 

Paid N. H. Gibbs, $26 47 

" H.W.Graham, 19 22 

" J. M. Holleman, 17 77 

" A.N.Campbell, 17 77 

" Clerk for 1898-'99 3 86 

Total Disbursements . . $85 09 

Balance in Treasury 2 50 



$87 59 
E. L. HALL, 

Clerk and Treas. Ex. Board. 



APPENDIX. 



17 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 













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18 



APPENDIX. 
SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



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21 



REPORT OF WOMAN'S UNION OF LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 
Met at New Hill, Nov. 4, 1899. 

In absence of the Vice-President, Mrs. H. W. Norris, of the Raleigh As- 
sociation, opened the meeting. Opening song: "Work, for the night is 
Coming" Scripture reading by Mrs S. W Oldham. Psl. 115. Prayer by 
Mrs. Norris. The societies of Holly Springs, Benson, Hector's ( "reek and 
Cumberland were represented. Several visitors from the Mt. Zion and 
Raleigh Associations were gladly welcomed. Miss Lenna Edwards read a 
letter from Miss Fannie E. S. Heck. 

A letter from Miss White, of Canton China, on "Idolatry Must Go," was 
read by Miss Emma Welch. 

Miss Lizzie Lanier read "A Plea for Workers," by Mrs. E.F. Tatum, of 
Shanghai. China. 

Suggestions from Miss Heck were then presented by Mrs. Womble. 

''Our Own " a very beautiful poem, interspersed with scripture texts, 
was read by Misses Emma Welch aud Anna Yates. 

Miss Hettie Byrd presented letter from Rev. T. C. Britton, on "A Mod- 
ern Missionary Society." 

Some helpful suggestions were given by the ladies from other societies, 
for which our society is very grateful. 

We very earnestly request that all the societies send delegates to the next 
annual meeting at Buie's Creek in December. 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETIES. 



Benson 

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Holly Springs 

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BUIE'S CREEK, HARNETT COUNTY, N. C \i 




One of the largest schools in the South — 257 stu- 
dents. No better Business Course in North Carolina. | 
Shorthand, Typewriting, Telegraphy. Best of ad- | 
vantages in Music and Art. Military optional. Stu- jj 
dents prepared for sophomore classes in Colleges and h 
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MINUTES 



-OF THE— 



TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION •> 



OF THE 



LlTTbE RIVER 

aptist Association, 



-HELD WITH THE— 



Church at Benson, Johnston County, N. C, 

November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1900. 



Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk Buie's Creek, N. C. 



Next session will meet with Friendship Church, Harnett County, on 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November. 1901. 
Introductory Sermon, Elder E. O Johnson. 
Missionary Sermon, Elder S. W. Oldham. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE- 



UITTliE RIVER 

APTIST iSSOCIATION, 



-HELD WITH THE- 



Church at Benson, Johnston County, N. C, 

November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1900. 



Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator. . . , . . .Apex, N. C. 
Elder J. A. Campbell, Clerk Buie's Creek, N. C. 



Next session will meet with Friendship Church, Harnett County, on 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November. 1901. 
Introductory Sermon, Elder E. 0. Johnson. 
Missionary Sermon, Elder S. W. Oldham. 



NASH BEOTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

G. A. Bain Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. J. Bennett New Hill, N. C 

A. N. Campbell Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. W. Collins Polk, N. C. 

R. D. Collier Godwin, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis Bradley's Store, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman Apex, N. C. 

E. 0. Johnson Buie's Creek, N. C. 

>/$. W. Oldham Holly Springs, N. C. 

S. C. Page__ Godwin, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

J. P. Canaday, A. E. Alderman, J. W. Byrd, 
T. B. Lanier, H. Y. Smith, W. D. Patterson, 

Rev. J. M. Holleman. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 
S. W. Oldham, J. McK. Byrd, H. Y. Smith. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Benson, Johnston County, N. G, 

November 1st, 1900. 

The Little River Association meets this day with above 
named Church. 

The Introductory sermon was preached by Elder S. W. 
Oldham; Text, Is. 52:1 "Awake, awake put on thy strength, 
Zion." 

After an intermission for dinner, the Association assem- 
bled for business. Moderator J. M. Tlolleman read 41st 
Psalm. Prayer by Elder A. N. Campbell. List of churches 
called, letters read and delegates enrolled. 

Antioch— C. D. Stewart, H. K. Collins. 

Baptist Grove— W. A. Griffin, S. H. Senter. 

Benson— J. H. Boone, W. D. Thomas, U. F. Wallace, G. W. Caven- 
augh, J. P. Canady. 

Bethel— A. A. Clark, J. A. West. 

Buie's Creek — J. B. Tugwell, N. I. Reardon, E. O. Johnson, W. F. 
Ennis. 

Cameron's Grove — Not represented. 

Canon Grove — John Riggs. 

Central — J. M. Holleman. 

Cumberland Union — D. G. Ballentine, T. B. Lanier, S. A. Lanier. 

Dunn — A. E. Alderman, E. Lee, J. A. Taylor. 

Friendship— J. W. Byrd, J. T. Dollar, S. N. Parker, M. L. Byrd. 

Hector's Creek— E. D. Smith, H. Y. Smith, J. C. Smith. 

Holly Springs— N. T. Patterson, M. B. O'Quinn, W. J. Brown, M. 
J. Thomas. 

Juniper Springs — W. J. Thomas, A. P. Thomas, John B. Thomas. 

Lillington — W. J. Salmon. 

Macedonia — Not represented. 

Mt. Tabor— William Hatcher, R. D. Collier. 

Mt. Vernon Springs — Seth Parrish, Marion Ennis, J. G. Whitten- 
ton, N. T. Whittenton. 

Neill's Creek— J. D. Dennis, J. F. McLeod. 

New Hill — Represented by letter. 

New Life— L. Dew, C. W. Flowers, P. Pate. 

Pine Forest— J. E. Link. 

Piney Grove — A. B. Betts, E. H. Ballentine, W. A. Mason. 

Pleasant Ridge— A. B.. Kelly, A. A. Kelly. 

Sherwood — S. C. Page, H. F. Page. 

Ordained Ministers Present — J. M. Holleman, S. C. Page, S. W. 
Oldham, A. N. Campbell, J. A. Campbell, E. O. Johnson, R. D. Col- 
lier, N. H. Gibbs, J. D. Dennis, G. A. Bain. 

Petitionary letters called for. The newly organized 
church at Mt. Vernon Springs petitioned for admission. 
On motion, after statement from presbytery, the Church was 



4 MINUTES OF THE 

received and Brethren Seth Parrish, Marion Ennis, J. G. 
Whittenton and N. T. Whittenton were welcomed to seats 
as representatives. 

Elder J. M. Holleman, on motion, is re-elected Moderator 
for the ensuing year, and J. A. Campbell, Secretary and 
Treasurer. 

Invitation for visitors is extended. Elder J. J. Adams of 
the Eastern Association is welcomed and Elder J. W. Cobb, 
representative of the North Carolina Baptist, reports and is 
also welcomed. 

A short address of welcome from Pastor Adams, respond- 
ed to by Bro. Oldham. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell, E. L. Hall and H. Y. Smith 
are appointed a committee on Order of Business. 

On motion, Moderator of Association and Deacons of this 
Church are appointed Committee on Religious Exercises. 

Canon Grove Church asks for letter of dismission to unite 
with the Raleigh Association. On motion, the request is 
granted. 

Moderator appoints Bro. John E. Ray to write report on 
Home Missions. Brethren N. T. Patterson and J. B. Tug- 
well are appointed a Committee on Finance. 

Brethren 0. L. Stringfield, representative of the Baptist 
Female University, B. W. Spilman, S. S. Field Secretary, 
G. W. Greene, returned Missionary from China, John E. 
Ray, president of Board of Missions, report themselves as 
visitors and are welcomed to seats. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until 7 o'clock to- 
night. Prayer by Bro. Stringfield. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

Moderator Holleman in the chair. Prayer by Bro. Collier. 
Elder S. W. Oldham reads the report on State Missions and 
after a most powerful address by Bro. Spilman, on motion, 
further discussion is postponed until to-morrow. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

It should be the earnest desire of every Baptist in North Carolina 
to take this State for Baptists and for Christ. One of the most im- 
portant and effective means to this end is our State Mission Board. 
Our able and well-beloved Secretary, Bro. White, has succeeded in 
partially opening our eyes to see the vastness of this work. God 
grant that ere his life-work is done there may be hundreds of Bap- 



LITTLE RIVEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

tist Churches where there are now none and may they stand as 
monuments to his faithfulness and ability. In the western portion 
of our State the work has become so urgent that the Home Mission- 
Board is coming to our rescue. The people are Baptists largely 
already. Their great need is education — religious education. They 
are going to be educated; if not by their brethren, then by Presby- 
terians and others. In the middle section of our State the people 
are fast gathering in the manufacturing towns. They need, sadly 
need, the true doctrines of the Bible. The country people are 
mostly Baptists. There should be in every town a church and pas- 
tor to receive them and watch over them as soon as they come into 
towns. 

In the East the work has assumed proportions till recently un- 
known. Ten counties, are almost entirely Missionary ground. 
Some of these counties have only one Baptist preacher. To be 
sure, the people have an abundance of preaching, but, oh! what 
doctrine! It seems that our eastern borders are the dumping 
ground for almost every ism imaginable. "We believe that we have 
a pure gospel. As we prise it so let us give it to others. Your 
Committee would recommend that all our churches increase their 
efforts and contributions for State Missions. 

S. W. OLDHAM, 

Committee. 

Elder 0. L. Stringfield reads the report on Education and 
after a strong address, on motion, the report is carried over 
until to-morrow. 

Collection for Baptist Female University amounts to 
$11.16. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

There never was a time in the history of our State when there 
was such a wide spread interest in Education as at present. In 
this we have very great reasons for gratitude. The State has 
brought itself under greater obligations than ever to see to it that 
every child shall have a chance to learn to read and write intelli- 
gently. 

Your Committee begs to call the attention of our people to 

The Common School. 

Let us use our influence in the selection of Godly, competent 
teachers for these schools. 

Let us do all we can to urge our paople to send their children, 
and to heartily co-operate with the teachers in the work of training 
the minds and hearts of the children. 

This Association is highly favored in having a school of high 
grade within its borders, under the management of a man who has 
won for himself a reputation as an educator that might be coveted 
by any man in any State. 

To mention the name of this school is quite sufficient — 

Campbell's School 
is what it is called by his brethren. He calls it 
Bitie's cheek Academy. 



b MINUTES OF THE 

Education begins at the top, therefore the greatest pride of our 
denomination, and that which has had so very much to do with 
our progress in the State and out of it — our Colleges for our young 
men and women. 

The time has come when our college doors are wide open to rich 
and poor. We praise God that this is true. He has done this 
through his servants who have cheerfully put money in this great 
work. 

Our ov/n Wake Forest College is not inferior to any college in the 
South for our young men. Nearly three hundred young men are 
enjoying its superior advantages at this time. As large or even a 
larger number of young women would now be at the Baptist Female 
University if there was room for them. A great work is now upon 
us to see to it that the debt on the Baptist Female University — about 
forty tv/o thousand dollars, is met and that other buildings may be 
erected for the large number who are now anxious to attend. 

What these Colleges are to our denominational life can not be 
known till we cross into the great eternity. 

We have young women preparing themselves to tell of Jesus to 
heathen women. 

We have at Wake Forest about fifty young men who are prepar- 
ing themselves to preach the gospel. About thirty of these young 
men are depending upon the churches of the State to aid them in 
their poverty to pursue their studies at College. 

Let us do all we can to see to it that those whom God has called 
to preach shall have the best possible chance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. L. STRINGFIELD, 

Committee. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning 9:00 o'clock. 



FRIDAY — Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Elder E. 0. Johnson, 
reading 116th Psalm. 

Roll of delegates called and new members enrolled. Min- 
utes of yesterday read and approved. 

Committee on Order of Business offer a partial repoit for 
to-day : 

9 :00. Devotional Exercises. 

9:15. Miscellaneous Business. 

9:30. State Missions. 

10:00. Education. 

10:30. Foreign Missions. 

11 :15. Home Missions. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

Bro. John E. Ray continues the^ discussion of State Mis- 
sions, followed by Bro. J. W. Cobb. 



Lillington 


2 00 


Mount Tabor 


3 00 


NeilPs Creek 


1 00 


New Hill 


4 00 


New Life 


2 00 


Pine Forest 


1 00 


Pinv Grove 


2 50 


Sherwood 


2 00 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 7 

The following pledges are taken for State Missions and 
the report is adopted : 

Baptist Grove $ 2 00 

Benson 5 00 

Buie's Creek 15 00 

Cumberland Union 5 00 

Central 1 00 

Dunn 20 00 

Friendship 15 00 

Hector's Creek 10 00 

Holly Springs 5 00 

$100 50 

After remarks on the subject of Education by the Clerk, 
on motion, the report on Education is adopted. 

J. A. Campbell is allowed the privilege of inserting an 
advertisement of Buie's Creek Academy on the fly-leaf of the 
minutes of the Association. 

Elder S. W. Oldham reads for Elder A. N. Campbell the 
report on Foreign Missions. 

On motion to adopt, Bro. G. W. Greene addresses the As- 
sociation and the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

For many years among North Carolina Baptists, Foreign Missions 
meant Yates and China. Later others of our brethren went to the 
foreign field, but most of chose from this State went to China. 
Hence many think only of China when mention is made of Foreign 
Missions. And now that the work in China is interrupted, some 
are in danger of growing discouraged about the foreign work. But 
China is only one of six countries in which Southern Baptists labor. 
C. C. Newton and family went from among us to Africa and gave 
their lives for the Dark Continent. We now have 8 missionaries in 
that land. There are 15 of our own brethren at work in Mexico, and 
the Lord is abundantly blessing their labors. In the great Republic 
of Brazil there are 1* missionaries, and several hundred converts 
are baptized each year. For several years we have had in Italy only 
Dr. Taylor, with a number of Italian preachers. But a few weeks 
ago Bro. C. J. F. Anderson and wife went from North Carolina to 
Italy, and they are now busy with the new language. On one of the 
Islands of Japan we have representatives, whose work has many 
hopeful features. In China there are 48 men and women, and last 
year was the most fruitful year of our work there. This year there 
has been in China a great uprising against the encroachments of 
foreign nations, and the missionaries have come in for their share 
of opposition. The Chinese wish to drive out everything that has 
come from abroad, and Christianity is counted a foreign religion. 
But the interruption is only temporary. Soon peace will return and 
work will be resumed. Then the door will be opened wider than 
ever, and the people will be still more ready to hear the gospel 
and to accept salvation through Jesus. 

Brethren at home have been praying that we might have a thous- 
and, baptisms a year on the foreign field. Last year the number 



8 MINUTES OP THE 

reported was more than thirteen hundred, nearly half of them in 
China. 

At home we need larger gifts and more givers. Few give as much 
as they ought. But the saddest thing is that so many give nothing 
at all. We ought to pray for our persecuted brethren in heathen 
lands; we ought to increase our contributions to this work; we 
ought to seek to get more of our brethren and sisters interested in 
sending the gospel to the destitute. 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 

Committee. 

Bro. John E. Ray read the report on Home Missions. 
After address by Brethren Ray and Stringfield, on motion, 
the report is adopted, and the Association adjourns for 
dinner. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The work of the Home Mission Board is to carry the gospel into 
the regions of our own country which nave it not, to aid weak 
churches where preaching is already established and to evangelize 
Cuba. The territory in which our Home Board is operating is fast 
becoming the object of peculiar interest to all home-seekers, because 
of its climate, fertility of soil and natural resources. The eyes of 
the world are upon the South-land as never before, and as they are 
upon no other part of the world. People of all nations are learning 
more of the wonderful possibilities of this great section of our na- 
tion and are coming into our midst by thousands. 

The purest gospel preached in the world is to be found here. The 
great aim of the Baptists of the South should be to keep it pure and 
to Christianize the hosts of foreigners and others coming into our 
midst, and so protect the purity of our own homes and keep our 
children in the paths of righteousness. 

Many of the churches of our own State have been aided in the 
years gone by this Board; and the work in the western part of 
North Carolina is helped now very materially by if. It is a source 
of great rejoicing that our churches are coming to recognize the 
importance of this cause and to contribute to it as never before. 
This year the amount contributed to Heme Missions will reach more 
than $8,000. 

Respectfully submitted 

JOHN E. RAY, 

Committee, 



FRIDAY — Afternoon Session. 

Moderator in the Chair. Sang "There- is a fountain filled 
with blood." Prayer by Bro S. C. Page. 

Committee on Order of Business report for evening ses- 
sion: * 

2:15. Report on Sunday Schools. 

2:30. Century address by Bro. J. A. Oates, Jr. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. V 

3 : 00. Report on Temperance. 
3:30. Miscellaneous business. 

Field Secrerary B. W. Spilman reads the report on Sun- 
day Schools and after remarks by him, on motion, the fur- 
ther discussion is deferred until Sunday morning. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

The Sunday School work is in better condition in North Carolina 
than ever before. More people are interested in the work than ever 
before. Many new schools are being organized and better methods 
are being used. * 

The statistical information is too meagre to report with any de- 
gree of accuracy. 

During the year a good Sunday School Convention has been held 
at Lillington. 

We urge every church and Sunday School in the Association to 

(1) Endeavor to make the Sunday School in the Church better 
than ever before. 

(2) Send representatives to the Sunday School Convention and 
Sunday School Institute. 

(3) Take at least one collection for the State Sunday School work 
during the year. 

H. Y. SMITH, 

Committee. 

A letter of fraternal greeting from Bro. H. M. Holleman, 
Boston, Mass., is read. On motion, the Clerk is appointed 
to reply to the letter. 

Editor J. A. Oates delivers a most powerful address on 
"A Study of the Baptists." 

Moderator appoints Brethren J. W. Byrd and A. P. 
Thomas a Committee on Time, Place and Preachers for 
next session. 

The following are appointed to write reports for next 
year: 

Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell. 
State Missions — J. A. Campbell. 
Foreign Missions — G. A. Bain. 
Home Missions — H. Y. Smith. 
Prayer Meetings — R. D. Collins. 
Periodicals— S. W. Oldham. 
Temperance — S. C. Page. 
Ministers' Relief — N. H. Gibbs. 
Orphanage — W. J. Salmon. 
Education — E. O. Johnson. 
Sunday Schools — J. D. Dennis. 

Bro. J. C. Caddell, agent and correspondent for the Bib- 
lical Recorder, reports himself and is welcomed to a seat. 

Elder N. H. Gibbs reads the report on Temperance and 
after remarks by Brethren Gibbs, Holleman and Cobb, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the Christian graces taught in the Bible. 
Thousands of young men, as well as old, are every year being led 
to ruin by intemperance in various ways, and especially in drinking. 
This is ruining their character, ruining them mentally and physically 
but the half has not been told — it is ruining them spiritually. There 
are old gray-headed men drinking to excess. This is bringing trou- 
ble into many homes and causing many wives and mothers to die 
with broken hearts: We recommend all Christians everywhere to 
be temperate themselves, going out against intemperance with the 
sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. 

* Respectfully, 

N. H. GIBBS, 

Committee. 

On motion, adjourned until 7:30 to-night. 



FRIDAY— Night Session. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumes business. 

Bro. J. C. Caddell reads the report on Baptist Orphan- 
age and after remarks by Brethren Caddell, Oobb and J. A. 
Campbell, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for orphanage amounts to $13.00. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

There are now at the Orphanage 190 children. This is the largest 
number ever enrolled in any denominational orphanage in our State. 
To suitably provide for these children, new buildings must be erect- 
ed and old ones repaired and enlarged. Also the churches must 
increase their contributions in order to meet the demands for cur- 
rent expenses. 

The "Mjlls Memorial Building" is now nearing completion. The 
money for this is already secured. $2,000 will be necessary to equip 
and furnish the building so as to afford the boys a chance to learn 
a trade to lit them for usefulness. 

The Orphanage has not only been a blessing to the fatherless 
and motherless children, but it has been a great force in the 
strengthening and swelling our denominational work. 

The Churches and Sunday Schools are the only sources to 
which the Orphanage can look. Let us continue to furnish them 
with necessary food and clothing, and also give them a chance to 
cultivate their intellectual and spiritual powers, so as to fit them for 
honorable and useful stations in the community where they shall 
live. 

J. C. CADDELL, 

Committee. 

The report on Orphanage having been adopted, on motion, 
the Association adjourned until 9 o'clock tomorrow a. in. 
Prayer by Bro. Caddell. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 11 

SATURDAY— Morning Session. 

Moderator Holleman in the chair. Devotional exercises 
conducted by Bro. R. D. Collier, who reads the 81st Psalm 
and leads in prayer. Roll call. Minutes of yesterday read 
and approved. 

On motion, Brethren J. M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell, 
N; H. Gibbs, S. W. Oldham, J. A. Taylor, J. T. Rogers, A. 
N. Campbell, T. B. Lanier, J. J. Edwards, G. W. Cavenaugh, 
B. F. Shaw and H. Y. Smith be appointed delegates to the 
Baptist State Convention which meets at Raleigh. 

Committee on Time, Place and Preachers report Friend- 
ship as place of next meeting; time, Thursday before the 
first Sunday in November. To preach the Introductory 
sermon, Elder E. 0. Johnson; Missionary sermon, Elder S. 
W. Oldham. Elder S. W. Oldham is elected delegate to 
the Southern Baptist Convention. J. A. Campbell is recom- 
mended for member of the State Mission Board for next 
year. 

Report of Treasurer of Association is received. 

On motion, the next Union Meeting be held at Buie's 
Creek on Friday before the fifth Sunday in December. 
Pastor and deacons of Buie's Creek are appointed to ar- 
range programme for the Union. 

Committee on Order of Business report as follows: 

10:15. Associational Missions. 
11:15. Periodicals. 

Bro. N. H. Gibbs reads for Bro. Bennett the report on As- 
sociational Missions. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

We find in I Cor., 3:9 "For we are laborers together with God." 
The command is, "Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing 
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy 
Ghost." Hence, the responsibility has come upon us. When we look 
over the field in the borders of the Little River Association, we see 
that it is white already to harvest.The population is increasing rapid- 
ly and the minds of many of them are being poisoned with erroneous 
doctrine. Brethren, we should bestir ourselves. The Lord has 
greatly blessed our work and is still blessing it. We have His 
promise to be with us always, even unto the end of the world. Let 
us take fresh courage and push forward the work for the Master's 
cause. Respectfully, 

R. J. BENNETT, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren N. 
H. Gibbs, J. P. Canaday, A. N. Campbell and J. M. Holle- 
man. 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

Bro. R. D. Collier reads the report on Periodicals and 
after remarks by Brethren Caddell, Cobb and Smith, on 
motion, the report is adopted, and the Association adjourns 
for dinner. 

Your Committee wishes to submit the following report on 
Periodicals : 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The mind is greater influenced by reading than by hearing 
alone. We should be more careful what- we see than what we hear. 
As we read, our minds are either fed by an impress of truth or 
poisoned by falsehood. What we hear can be refuted or forgotten, 
but what we read can be deeply impressed by continuous reading. 
The safeguard of a nation is in the purity of the press. Our society is 
characterized by the literature as a treatise of form. Bad thoughts 
on religion are sometimes forced indelibly in the mind by bad read- 
ing matter. Consequently, reading is a mind builder. Our religious 
press should be true in all it advocates. 

As our denominational papers we recommend, First — The Bib- 
lical Recorder, the State organ of our denomination, the king of 
denominational and moral journalism. The North Carolina Bap- 
tist, the champion of temperance and serial reading. Charity and 
Children, worthy of its name, which will carry it any where. We 
cannot fail to recommend to the Association its cherished offspring, 
The Little River Record, which gives a clear insight to all of our 
Associational work. 

R. D. COLLINS, 

Committee, 



SATURDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Moderator calls the Association to order. 

The following report on Ministers' Relief Board is offered' 
and, after remarks by Brethren Canaday, Holleman and 
others, on motion, the report is adopted. 

MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

This Board is located at Durham, N. C. It has grown in favor con- 
stantly since it became an object of our Convention in 1892: Last 
year the contributions to this Board amounted to one thousand dol- 
lars. One-third of this amount is invested, only the interest of 
which is used. 

Fourteen aged ministers and those dependent on them were aided 
last year. The Board would like to get the name of any preacher 
entitled to aid from this source. 

We earnestly ask that the churches give as much to the support 
of this work as they gave last year. 

Respectfully, 

COMMITTEE. 

The report on Prayer Meetings is offered and after dis- 
cussion by Brethren J. P. Canaday, J. D. Dennis and others, 
on motion, the report is adopted. 



LITTLE RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 13 

PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Our Lord has taught us to pray and how to pray. In view of the 
many passages of Scripture teaching the duty, privilege, and import- 
ance of prayer, we would urge upon all Christians to pray constantly 
in secret and everywhere, ever remembering that true prayer is the 
-wings of the soul on which we are lifted far above the earth, and out 
of its sickening, selfish atmosphere into the glorious light and lib- 
erty of the Son of God. 

Submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until 9 o'clock to- 
morrow a. m. Benediction by the Moderator. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Congregation assembled, with Bro. Holleman presiding. 
Devotional exercises conducted by Bro. Gibbs, who reads 
the first Psalm and leads in prayer. 

Bro. H. Y. Smith reads the report of Treasurer of Ex- 
ecutive Board, which is adopted. 

Committee on Finance reports and the report is adopted. 

Brethren S. W. Oldham, H. Y. Smith and J. McK. Byrd 
are appointed a Sunday-school Board for ensuing year. 

On motion of Bro. A. E. Alderman, Brethren G. W. 
Cavenaugh and J. A. Campbell are appointed a committee 
to nominate an Executive Board consisting of seven mem- 
bers. 

The committee recommends Brethren J. P. Canaday, T. 
B. Lanier, H. Y. Smith, A. E. Alderman, J. W. Byrd, W. 
D. Patterson and J. M. Holleman and, on motion, the re- 
port is adopted. 

Collection of $2.55 is taken up for Bro. Win. Reardon, 
an afflicted brother. 

Unfinished business is left with Moderator and Clerk. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered to the 
brethren and sisters of this church, to the citizens of Benson and the 
community at large for their bounteous hospitality in providing 
such liberal entertainment for this body, also to the Methodist 
Church of Benson for a tender of the use of their house of worship. 

There being no further business, on motion, the Associa- 
tion adjourns to meet at Friendship next year. 

The Missionary Sermon was preached by Elder J. A. 
Campbell. Text : I John 3:2 : "Beloved, now are we the 
sons of God and it doth not appear what we shall be." 

Collection for Associational Missions amounts to $4.55. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk 



APPENDIX. 



EEPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1899. 

DR. 

To cash for Printing Minutes $ 21 00 

To cash for Clerk's Fee 9 19 

To cash for Associational Missions 39 48 

To cash for State Missions 68 21 

To cash for Home Missions 29-13 

To cash for Foreign Missions 55 50 

To cash for Ministerial Education ......... 22 50 

To cash for Orphanage 34 80 

To cash for Ministerial Relief 17 05 



Total $ 296 71 

CR. 

By amount paid for Minutes $ 21 00 

By amount paid Clerk 9 19 

By amount paid Executive Board 39 48 

By amount paid State Missions 68 21 

By amount paid Home Missions 29 13 

By amount paid Foreign Missions 55 50 

By amount paid Ministerial Education 22 50 

By amount paid Orphanage 34 80 

By amount paid Ministerial Relief , 17 05 



Total f 296 71 

J. A CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 

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$10 15 


$11 48 


$51 19 


$ 80 32 



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Paid Rev. A. N. Campbell 22 00 

Paid N; H. Gibbs 27 50 

Paid W. J. Salmon 7 50 



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22 82 

4 55 



$ 27 37 
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MIITTJTES 



Twenty-Sixth Annual Session 



Little ^w Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH- 



The Church at Friendship, Harnett Co., N. C. 
October 3ist, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1901. 



I ELDER J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator, Apex. N. C. 

I ELDER J. A, CAMPBELL, Clerk, Buie's Creek, N. C 



I Next Session will meet with Dunn Baptist Church, Harnett County, on Thursdav 
before the First Sunday in November, 1902. 



Introductory Sermon, Elder G. A. Bain. 

Missionary Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbell. 



NASH BROTHERS. 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



im: I NUTES 



-OF THE- 



Twenty -Sixth Annual Session 



Little RiVef Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH- 



The Church at Friendship, Harnett Co., N. C. 

October 3ist, November 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1901. 



ELDER J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator, Apex, N. C. 

ELDER J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Buie's Creek, N. C 



Next Session will meet with Dunn Baptist Church, Harnett County, on Thursday 
before the First Sunday in November, 1902. 



Introductory Sermon, Elder G. A. Bain. 

Missionary Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbell. 



NASH BROTHERS. 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



G. A. Bain, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. J Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. W. Collins, Polk, N. C 

R. D. Collier Godwin, N. C . 

J. D. Dennis, Bradley's Store, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell, Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

E. O Johnson, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

S. C. Page, Godwin, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



T. B Lanier, H. Y. Smith, A. E. Alderman, W. D. Patterson, 

J. P. Can ada y. J. W, Byrd, J. M. Holleman. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



G. W. Cavenaugh, J. McK. Byrd, H. Y. Smith. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Fete xds hip Chubch, 

Buxx's Level, Harnett Co., X. C, 

October 31st, 1901. 

The Litle River Association meets in its twenty- sixth annual ses- 
sion this day with above named church. 

The Introductory sermon was preached by Elder X. H. Gibbs ; 
Text, Matthew 5 :14, "Ye are the light of the world." 

After intermission for dinner, the Association assembled for bus- 
iness. Moderator Holleman reads first chapter of Hebrews and 
leads in prayer. 

Brethren H. Y. Smith and F. R. Hall are appointed Reading 
Clerks 

List of churches called, letters read and delegates enrolled. 

ANTIOCH— R. J. Patterson. 

BAPTIST GROVE— A. L. Baughcorr. 

BENSON — F. R. Hall. J. H. Boon. Alonzo Parrish. 

BETHEL— D. J. McCorquodale, 

BUIE'S CREEK— F. H. Tavlor, Chas. R. Flemming, B. H. Hatcher, J. McK. 
Byrd. 

CAMERON'S GROVE — Not represented. 

CENTRAL — Represented by letter. 

CUMBERLAND UNION — f. B. Lanier. Fulton Lanier, S. A. Lanier. 

DUNN— E. Lee, S. H. Guy, J. *T. Wilkins, C. B. Taylor. 

FRIENDSHIP— L. W. Byrd, G. E. Byrd, S. N. Parker, W. A. Parker, D. J. 
Parker. 

HECTOR'S CREEK— H. Y. Smith, W. F. Smith. 

HOLLY SPRINGS— N. T. Patterson, J. A. Buchanan, Bernice Thomas, 
W. D. Patterson. 

JUNIPER SPRINGS— J. M. B. Thomas, H. J. Womack, S. F. Thomas. 

LILLINGTON— W. F. Marsh. 

MACEDONIA— H. D. Weathers. 

MT. TABOR— C. T. Nixon. H. C. Stuart. 

MT. VERNON SPRINGS— Seth Parrish. 

NEILL'S CREEK— J. F. McLeod. 

NEW HILL — Represented by letter. 

NEW LIFE— W. A. Deal. 

PINE FOREST— J. E. Link, R. T. Kennedy. 

PINY GROVE — A. B. Betts, J. D. Betts. E. H. Ballentine. 

PLEASANT RIDGE — Not represented. 

SHERWOOD— S. C. Page. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS PRESENT— A. N. Campbell, J. A. Campbell, N. 
H. Gibbs, E. O. Johnson. J. M. Holleman, S. C. Page. G. A. Bain. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats. Rev. J. TV. Suttle, pastor of 
Benson church, reports and is welcomed to a seat as a member of the 
Raleigh Association. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is re-elected Moderator for the 
ensuing year, and J. A. Campbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 



A short address of welcome is extended by the pastor. Response 
by Bro. H. Y. Smith. 

The Moderator appoints Brethren E. Lee, A. B. Betts and T. B. 
Lanier a Committee to select time, place and preachers for next 
Union and Association. 

On motion, the pastor and deacons of Friendship church, are ap* 
pointed a Committee on religious exercises. 

Moderator appoints Brethren F. R. Hall and N. T. Patterson 
Committee on Finance. 

The Treasurer of the Association reports for the year 1900. (See 
report). On motion the report is adopted. 

The following brethren are appointed to write reports for next 
year : 

Associational Missions — N. H. Gibbs, 
State Missions — H. Y. Smith. 
Foreign Missions — J. A. Campbell. 
Home Missions — G. A. Bain. 
Prayer Meetings — G. E. Byrd. 
Periodicals — S. C. Page. 
Temperance — A. N. Campbell. 
Minister's Relief — R. J. Bennett. 
Orphanage — J. J. Edwards 
Education — J. P. Canaday. 
Sunday Schools — E. L. Hall. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow morning 
9 :30. 

Prayer by Elder A. N". Campbell. Benediction by Moderator. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Mounting, 'Nov. 1st. 

Bro. J. D. Betts conducts prayer service, who reads fourth chapter 
of John. 

Moderator appoints Brethren A. E". Campbell and A. B. Betts a 
Comittee to nominate Executive Board and Sunday School Board. 

Bro. N". H. Gibbs is appointed Committee to nominate delegates 
to Baptist State Convention and Southern Baptist Convention. 

Rev. ~N. H. Gibbs reads the 

REPORT OF MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

This Board is located at Durham, N. 0. It is one of the objects of our 
Convention and is doing a great work. This Board is helping many of our 
aged ministers and those that are dependent on them. The list of beneficia- 
ries is steadily growing. The Board can help them only as we help the 
Board. We are taught in the Holy Scriptures that "He that giveth to the 
poor lendeth to the Lord." Therefore, we earnestly ask that the churches 



give liberally to this object. "The Lord loveth a cheerful giver." The Board 
would like to get the names of any preacher entitled to aid from this source. 
Respectfully, N. H. GIBBS, 

Committee. 

After remarks by Brethren E". H. Gibbs, A. B. Betts and J. M. 
Holleman, on motion, the report is adopted. 
Elder A. N. Campbell reads the 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. * 

The Little River Association was organized in 1875, and for these twenty- 
five years we have been trying to push the work. The increase in member- 
ship has come largely from the mission fields. From the past records we 
find that when we did the most mission work we had the greatest success 
and the best results. We., therefore, urge the Association to endorse the 
work of the Executive Board, who have done so well for the past year. 
Will not every one of us try to double our efforts for the next year? 

Respectfully, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren A. N. Camp- 
bell, N. H. Gibbs, S. F. Conrad and the report is adopted. 

Elder S. F. Conrad, representing the North Carolina Baptist, re- 
ports and is welcomed to a seat. 

Elder E. O. Johnson reads the report on Education and, on mo- 
tion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren E. O. Johnson, S. F. 
•Conrad and J. A. Campbell, and the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Our people have experienced many periods of intense educational interest, 
but the present is, in many respects, the most remarkable of them all. For 
evidence of this let us look to the increased interest of our State in the edu- 
cation of our people. Long has it pledged itself to the support of our com- 
mon schools, but no greater evidence of a desire to fulfil that pledge has 
ever been given to our people than the recent increased appropriation from 
the State treasury to the cause of public education. Our teachers also during 
the year just closing, have given us a heroic example of self-sacrifice by vol- 
unteering to supplement the work of the State in the public schools free of 
charge. It is our duty as a people to use our influence in every way possible 
to make our public schools better by supplying them with good teachers filled 
with the Christian spirit and prepared in every way to co-operate with the 
parents in the intellectual, moral and spiritual training of their children. 

Standing beside our common schools and the higher institutions are our 
numerous academies. These have felt the progressive educational spirit and 
are advancing more rapidly than ever before. Convincing evidence of this 
we find in Buie's Creek Academy which, since we last met, has passed 
through a fiery trial only to claim a deeper hold upon the hearts of our peo- 
ple. 

Our denomination may justly point with pride to its higher educational 
institutions. In a large measure they have shaped and directed our pro- 
gress both in the State and beyond it. 

Their advantages are within the reach Of all our young men and women, 
though of limited means, who aspire to larger fields of usefulness in life. 
Wake Forest College has long occupied the first place for young men who 



desire to prepare themselves for greater service in the work of our denomina- 
tion. The Baptist Female University now takes its place beside it as an in- 
stitution for the education of our young women. These, with other denomi- 
national institutions, we heartily recommend to our people as worthy. of their 
confidence and patronage. To show its renewed interest in education, it is 
fitting that our denomination has decided to raise a Century Fund of one 
hundred thousand dollars to be devoted to the cause of education. This will 
be appropriated to the Baptist schools of the State, the Female University re- 
ceiving $50,000, and the other Baptist schools the remainder in proportion to 
their needs. 

To raise this fund will requiie the united effort of all our people. Let 
us discbarge our duty to our denomination, to our State, by making this 
effort a success, and thus give our worthy young manhood and womanhood 
the increased advantages which they so richly deserve. Respectfully, 

E. O. JOHNSON, 
Committee. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The committee to nominate Executive Board recommend the ap- 
pointment of T. B. Lanier, J. P. Canaday, A. E. Alderman, W. D. 
Patterson, H. Y. Smith, J. M. Holleman and J. W. Byrd. On mo- 
tion, the report is adopted. 

On motion, Brethren J. McK. Byrd, G. W. Cavenaugh and H. Y. 
Smith are appointed members of the Sunday School Board for the 
ensuing year. 

Elder J. W. Suttle reads the report on Periodicals, and on motion 
to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren J. W. Suttle, S. F. Con- 
rad, H. Y. Smith, N. H. Gibbs and the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The Baptists of North Carolina need information more now than at any 
other time in the history of our State. 

The Biblical Recorder is a means of furnishing this needed information. 
It is an important factor in our State and foreign work. It is a preacher that 
comes to our homes every week, at the very low price of one dollar and 50" 
cents per year. No Baptist family can be well equipped for church work 
without the Recorder, and yet less than one-third in the State take it. 

People, to be interested in any work, must be informed as to its condi- 
tion and needs in every department. We would also mention and recommend 
the North Carolina Baptist as a paper that has and is doing a great work in 
the State for our cause. 

We recommend our people to take and read the Foreign Mission Journal. 
Our Home Field, Charity and Children. 

We also recommend our Sunday Schools to use the literature of our South- 
ern Convention. The periodicals mentioned above, are all useful in their 
sphere, and ought to be read by all. J. W. SUTTLE, 

Committee. 

Elder S. C. Page reads the 

REPORT QN TEMPERANCE. 

The subject of temperance deals with all the blessings of life, but nearly 
everything else fades into insignificance before the shadows strong drink 



cast over our fair land and becomes the monster before whom preachers,, 
churches, colleges, legislators and tender womanhood alike tremble, pro- 
nounced by our State organ as the running sore of our national civilization. 
We are aware of the difficulty of handling a subject with the argument on one 
side and the appetite on the other, but we venture to ask a question or two. 
The Scriptures plainly pronounce a curse upon the man that giveth his neigh- 
bor drink. Then what about the parent that gives his children drink? The 
saloon bosses say that if all church members withheld their money and influ- 
ence from them their business would be a failure. Do not the members 
make the churches? Then are not the churches responsible for the legal- 
ized liquor traffic of our country? And as we Baptists outnumber all other 
denominations, are we not largely responsible for the existence of the 
saloon in North Carolina? With these facts before us how long will down- 
trodden womanhood, innocent childhood, down-trodden spirituality and down- 
trodden moral character cry to us for deliverance from the greatest curse 
that treads God's green earth in its downward course to ruin? Some pro- 
gress has been made, much more should be made. Let us awake to our re- 
sponsiblities and possibilities. S. C. PAGE, 

Committee. 

The following resolution offered by J. A. Campbell was unani- 
mously adopted. . 

RESOLUTION ON TEMPERANCE. 

Whereas, the Commissioners of Harnett County have granted license for 
the sale of intoxicating liquors at Angier, Harnett County, 

Resolved. 1. That this Association expresses its deepest regret at their 
course and beg that as early as possible our Commissioners shall make 
haste to rid our county of the curse of open bar-rooms. 

Resolved 2. That we desire to commend the course of Mr. E. F. Young 
in voting against the license. 

Resolved 3. That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to our county 
paper, with request for publication. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is apointed delegate to the 
Southern Baptist Convention ; Bro. E. Lee, alternate. 

Brethren J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, J. A. Taylor and G. 
W. Cavenaugh are appointed delegates to the Baptist State Con- 
vention. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell is recommended as a member of the 
State Mission Board. Minutes of to-day and yesterday read and 
approved. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow 9 :30 a. m. 

Prayer by Bro. Conrad. 

Benediction by Bro. Suttle. 



THIBD DAY. 

Saturday Morning. 
Religious exercises conducted by Elder S. C, Page. 
Report on Prayer Meetings was read and, after remarks by Breth- 
ren A. B. Betts, E. O. Johnson and H. Y. Smith. 
On motion, the report was adopted. 



REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Prayer meetings are institutions where sincere inquirers for the way of life 
meet. It is, therefore, spiritual in its work. It is a court of pleadings where 
the judge is infinite, full of mercy and loving kindness and reigns su- 
premely. It is a school where the teacher is unerring, where its pupils 
gain knowledge and wisdom for eternal life. It is an inn where the spiritual 
hungry are fed with bread from heaven, a treasury where all men can make 
safe deposits and present drafts that will not decrease. No church can be 
safe without this institution. R. D. COLLIER, 



Committee. 



Bro. H. Y. Smith reads the 



REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board was organized in 1845. Since its organization it 
has employed 7,270 missionaries and has organized 2,789 churches. It has 
added 160,863 members. We employed last year 653 missionaries and bap- 
tized 6,552 members. The field of the Home Board embraces all the Southern 
States, including Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, with Oklahoma and Indian 
Territories, and the island of Cuba. It is aiding 29 missionaries in Western 
North Carolina and appropriates $3,000 for schools in the mountain section. 
It is very closely allied to State missions and the work it has accomplished 
in the various States in planting the gospel and establishing churches is be- 
yond computation. In the death of Rev. F. H. Kerfoot, the Board lost one 
of the best secretaries which ever filled this honorable place. In the selec- 
tion of Rev. F. C. McConnell to fill the vacancy, we have secured one of 
the ablest and most effective orators and consecrated ministers in the de- 
nomination. 

We may, therefore, forecast for this Board a glorious future in great and 
grand achievements for the cause of the Master. Let us, therefore, extend 
to it our most loyal support. Respectfully, 

H. Y. SMITH, 
Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by Brethren H. Y. Smith 
and J. M. Holleman and the report is adopted. 

J. A. Campbell read the report on State Missions and after ad- 
dresses by Rev. W. C. Barrett, Rev. S. F. Conrad and Rev. J. A. 
Campbell, on motion, the report is adopted. 

A collection, amounting to $10, is taken for State Missions. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of State Missions in the very nature of things is of first import- 
ance. It is the foundation stone of all the other objects for which we are 
working. It furnishes us with resources for Home and Foreign Missions, our 
educational work and objects of charity. As we have enlarged the work, it 
has widened before us and the outlook was never more promising than at 
the present. We are now employing more missionaries and raising more 
money than ever in our history. We have now about 100 missionaries in 
the field and working upon a basis of $25,000. Last year there were baptized 
1,500 persons on mission fields, making an average of fifteen persons for 
every missionary employed. A debt of about $5,000 was brought upon us 
from last year's work. This with the failure in crops has brought upon us 
an exceedingly heavy burden. Up to the present we are seven thousand 
dollars ahead of last year for all objects. With a strong and united pull 



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together we can go up to Winston out of debt, which will be a great stimulus 
for our future work, while a failure will possibly cripple us for years to 
come. Respectfully, 

J. A. CAMPBELL. 

The following pledges for State Missions for next year were made : 

Antioch $ 5 00 Lillington $ 5 00 

Baptist Grove 2 00 

Benson 15 00 

Bethel 4 00 

Buie's Creek 20 00 

Central 1 50 

Cumberland Union 5 00 

Dunn 40 00 

Friendship 20 00 

Hector's Creek 10 00 

Holly Springs 11 00 

Juniper Springs 5 00 

Rev. W. C. Barrett reports as visitor from the Raleigh Associa- 
tion and Rev. B. Townsend from the Robeson Association and are 
welcomed to seats. 

On motion, adjourned one hour for dinner. 



Macedonia 


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Mt. Tabor 


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Neill's Creek. 


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New Hill 


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New Life « 


.... 3 00 


Pine Forest 


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Pleasant Ridge 


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Piney Grove 


.... 2 50 


Sherwood 


.... 2 50 


Mt. Vernon Springs ... . 


... 2 00 



AFTERM)OJS T SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read, and after remarks by 
Brethren W. C. Barrett and J. M. Holleman, on motion, the report 
was adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Fifty-six years ago we began work in China, which is divided into South, 
Central and North China Missions. Our South China mission centers at Can- 
ton, a city of 1,500,000 inhabitants. From this city our workers reach out 
into all parts of the adjacent country. Moving up the coast nearly a thou- 
sand miles, we come to Central China, where Dr. Yates spent his long and 
useful life. Some 600 miles further up the coast is the North China Mis 
sion, where fifteen of our missionaries have been laboring successfully. Be- 
cause of the distubances, statistics are hard to give, but a short time ago we 
had in China 23 churches, 36 out-stations, 47 missionaries, 12 of whom are in 
this country, 55 native helpers, 2,299 members. 

Last year there were 597 baptisms. We rejoice at what has been done 
in China during a half century, but what is this in comparison to what ought 
to have been done? Only a few thousand of the nearly 400,000,000 of China 
have been reached by us. 

AFRICA. 

The next field in which Southern Baptists began foreign mission work was 
Africa, in 1850. The climate is very trying to our missionaries. The people 
are negroes, full of superstition and with very low morals. Their religion is 
idolatry and has no reference to a future life. W,e have in this field 7 mis- 
sionaries, 12 native assistants, 6 churches, 6 out-stations, 385 members, 56 



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baptisms. But what is this to its 75,000,000 who have never heard of Jesus 
Christ. Italy next with 30,000,000. Of these 62,000 are protestants. There 
are 15 Protestant churches in Rome, the home of the Pope. All this has 
been accomplished in thirty-one years. 

MEXICO. 

In 1880 Southern Baptists began work in Mexico with 8,000,000. These 
have never seen a Bible. 

BRAZIL. 

In 1882 work was begun in Brazil, a land of 16,000,000. This is a promising 
field. We ought to have more workers. 

* JAPAN. 

Our youngest mission is Japan, which we entered twelve years ago. The 
earth's population is 1,500,000,000, of which more than 1,000,000,000 are yet 
non-Christian. What a work for the Christians of the twentieth century to 
do! Will this Association fall in with this upward movement for Christ? 

G. A. BAIN, 
Committee. 

Rev. W. J. Salmon reads the report on the Orphanage and after 
remarks by Brethren W. J. Salmon and W. C. Barrett, on motion, 
the report is adopted. Collection for Orphanage $5.63. 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

The report of last year shows there were 190 children at the Baptist Or- 
phanage at Thomasville, and their only source of support is the churches and 
the Sunday Schools. Let us continue to furnish them with necessary food 
and clothing and also give them a chance to cultivate their intellectual and 
spiritual powers, so as to fit them for honorable and useful living. "Pure 
religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless 
and widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the world." 

W. J. SALMON. 

Committee. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-murrow morning 
9:30. 

Prayer bv Bro. Barrett. Benediction bv the Moderator. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Music by the congregation. Prayer by Bro. Suttle. 

The Treasurer of the Executive Board makes his report and on 
motion, it is received. (See Appendix). 

Bro. N. T. Patterson reads the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance and, on motion, it is received. (See Appendix.) 

On motion, Brethren H. F. Page and IT. C. Stuart are appointed 
a committee to co-operate with a similar committee from the Ce- 



11 

dar Creek Association in an effort to keep bar-rooins out of Cum- 
berland county. 

Bro. H. Y. Smith offers the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 
to the Friendship church and citizens of the community for their bounteous 
hospitality in providing for this Association. 

On motion, the resolution is unanimously adopted. 
Bro. T. B. Lanier offers the following report: 

REPORT ON TIME, PLACE AND PREACHERS. 

Your committee recommends that the next Union meet with Piny Grove 
Church Friday before the fifth Sunday in December. To preach the introduc- 
tory sermon, Elder S. C. Page; missionary sermon, Elder A. N. Campbell. 

That the Association meet with the church at Dunn October 30th. To 
preach the introductory sermon, Elder G. A. Bain; missionary sermon, Elder 
J. A. Campbell. 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

The report on Sunday Schools is read and, after remarks by 
Brethren J. W. Suttle and H. F. Page, on motion, the report is 
adopted. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We. believe that the work done by the Sunday Schools is of great import- 
ance to the development of the Church of Christ and the better training of 
our youth. Through the many efforts put forth in the Sunday School work, 
not only are the old people urged to better work, but the young people and the 
children are brought into the work of the church, upon whom the future 
of our churches depends. Improvement and permanent advancement are 
being made along all lines. Rev. T. N. Johnson, the Field Secretary for the 
State, is doing much to make the work effectual among our people. 

Let us put forth greater efforts to make this a prosperous year of our 
work. Respectfully, 

J. D. DENNIS, 
Committee. 

A collection, amounting to $1.35 is taken to make the Clerk's fee 
$10.00, balance going to minute fund. 

Kev. J. W. Suttle preached the Missionary Sermon using as a text 
Bev. il4:6. 

After the sermon a collection amounting to $16 is taken for State 
Missions. There being no further business, on motion, the Associa- 
tion adjourns. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow" was 
sung, and the benediction was pronounced by Bro. Suttle. Thus 
closed a most pleasant and successful session of the Association. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk. 



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API ENDIX. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1900. 



To Cash for Printing Minutes . _ $ 21 08 

Clerk's Fee 10 00 

Associational Missions 55 74 

State Missions 77 65 

Home Missions 40 05 

Foreign Missions . . . 72 66 

Ministerial Education '. 18 15 

Orphanage 55 00 

Ministerial Relief 20 42 

S. S. work 8 25 

Cash for Female University 11 16 

Total $389 66 

CR. 

By Amount paid for Minntes $ 21 08 

Clerk 10 00 

" " Associational Missions 55 74 

" " State Missions 77 65 

" " Home Missions 40 05 

" Foreign Missions 72 66 

" " Ministerial Education 18 15 

" " Baptist Orphanage 55 00 

" " Ministerial Relief 20 42 

S S. Work 8 25 

" Female University 11 16 



Total. 



$389 66 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX. 13 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



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2 00 


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9 76 

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2 57 


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22 94 


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1 20 


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7 44 


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1 00 


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1 37 


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1 20 


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1 78 


Pleasant Ridge 


1 00 
1 00 


4 00 


Sherwood 


4 81 


Collections Sunday meetings 


2 30 


2 42 




1 83 




6 55 


Balance from 1900 


$ 20 45 


$ 32 46 


$18 35 


$29 36 


$39 00 


$139 62 
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Total 


$166 99 



BY DISBURSEMENTS. 

CR. 

Paid Rev. A. N. Campbell $ 51 00 

" Rev. N. H. Gibbs 20 00 

" Rev. J. D. Dennis 19 00 

" Rev. W. J. Salmon 21 00 

Total Disbursements : $ 117 00 

Balance in Treasury $ 49 99 

H. Y. SMITH, Treasurer. 



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representing University of North Carolina, Wake Forest, 
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MINUTES 



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Twenty-Seventh Annual Session 



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LITTLE Rflf0[ BApTIgT A^Of^THJH, 



■HELD WITH- 



The Church at Dunn, Harnett County, N. G, 

OCTOBER 30th, and 31st, NOVEMBER 1st and 2d, 1902. 



ELDER J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator . . Apex, N. C. 

ELDER J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Buie's Creek, N C. 



Next Session will meet with Piny Grove Baptist Church, Wake County, 
on Thursday before the First Sunday in November, 1903. 



Introductory Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbel 
Missionary Sermon, Elder W. B. Morton. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



MINUTES 



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Twenty-Seventh Annual Session 



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LITTLE ^il\ BApTI^T ^Ol!lJ[np| 



■HELD WITH- 



The Church at Dunn, Harnett County, N* C* t 

OCTOBER 30th, and 31st, NOVEMBER 1st and 2d, 1902. 



ELDER J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

ELDER J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Buie's Creek, N. C. 



Next Session will meet with Piny Grove Baptist Church, Wake County, 
on Thursday before the First Sunday in November, 1903. 



Introductory Sermon, Elder J. A. Campbell. 
Missionary Sermon, Elder W. B. Morton. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



List of Ordained Ministers. 



G. A. Bain, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. D. Collier, Godwin, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Bradley's Store, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs, Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell, Dunn, N. C. 

J. M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

W. B. Morton, Dunn, N. C. 

S. C. Page, Godwin, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

T. B. Lanier, H. Y. Smith, A. E. Alderman, W. D. Patterson, 
J. P. Canaday, J. W. Byrd, J. M. Holleman, and one member to 
be selected from each church not now represented. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOARD. 
G. W. Cavenaugh, J. McK. Byrd, H. Y. Smith. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Dunn Baptist Church, 
Dunn, Harnett County, N. C, Oct. 30, 1902. 

The Little River Baptist Association meets in its twenty-seventh 
annual session this day with the above named church. The Intro- 
ductory sermon is preached by Rev. G. A. Bain; Text, Heb. 2 : 3, 
" How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" 

After an intermission, the Association assembled for the transac- 
tion of business. Moderator Holleman reads a part of the third 
chapter of Acts. Prayer by Dr. W. B. Harrell. 

Brethren E. H. Ballentine and J. A. Clark are appointed Read- 
ing Clerks. 

List of churches called and delegates enrolled : 

ANGIER— J. L. Johnson, W. H. Stephenson, W. A. Deal. 

ANTIOCH— Douglass Stewart, L. B. Hunt. 

AVERASBORO— J. M. Fowler, J. G. Whittenton, L. M. Hurst. 

BAPTIST GROVE— A. L. Baughcom, H. T. Gilbert, G. Q. Senter. 

BENSON — Willlie Royall, J. E. Godwin, J. P. Canaday, G. W. Cavenaugh. 

BETHEL— G. A. Matthews, A. O. West. 

BUTE'S CREEK— E. M. Lassiter, J. A. Clark, W. P. Ennis, J. P. Hall, L. 
Smith. 

CAMERON'S GROVE— Not represented. 

CENTRAL — Represented by letter. 

CUMBERLAND UNION— T. B. Lanier, J. E. Lanier. 

DUNN — W. B. Harrell, J. C. Cftff ord, Sloane Guy, James ' Wilkins, J. A. 
McKay. 

FRIENDSHIP— G. E. Byrd, J. W. Byrd, W. J. Bethune, J. T. Dollar, C. 
M. Byrd. 

HECTOR'S CREEK— D. H. Senter, J. A. Johnson, T. H. Smith, J. W. Smith, 
H. Y. Smith. 

HOLLY SPRINGS— W. D. Patterson, J. D. Patterson, Cardis Holder, M. 
J. Thomas. 

JUNIPER SPRINGS— A. P. Thomas, S. F. Thomas. 

LILLINGTON — Represented by letter. 

MACEDONIA — B. W. Baker, H. D. Denson. 

MOUNT TABOR— William Hatcher, G. R. Bell, H. C. Stuart, A. F. Bell, 
J. W. West. 

MT. VERNON SPRINGS— Disbanded. 

NEILL'S CREEK— N. I. Reardon. 

NEW HILL — Represented by letter. 

PINE FOREST — A. F. Grimes. 

PINY GROVE— N. A. Betts, E. H. Ballentine, N. I. Spence. 

PLEASANT RIDGE— Not represented. 

SHERWOOD— S. C. Page. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS— Present: G. A. Bain, A. N. Campbell, J. A. 
Campbell, R. D. Collier, W. B. Harrell, J. M. Holleman, S. C. Page, W. B. 
Morton, N. H. Gibbs. 

The newly organized church at Averasboro petitions for member- 
ship in this body. 



The presbytery, organizing ,, the church, Elders A. ,N< Qampbell, 
G. A. Bain and R. D. Collier, having certified to the orthodoxy of 
the church, on motion of Rev. W. B. Harrell, the church is receiv- 
ed into. the Association and delegates are extended the right hand 
of fellowship. 

Visiting brethren are invited to seats. Rev. J. W. Cobb, repre- 
senting the Biblical Recorder, reported and was welcomed to a seat. 

Bro. J. C. Williford reported as Corresponding Messenger from 
the South River Association. 

On motion of A. N. Campbell, the present officers are re-elected 
for the ensuing year: Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator; J. A. 
Campbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 

A short address of welcome was given by Rev. W. B. Morton, 
pastor of Dunn Baptist Church. Response by J. A. Campbell. 

Moderator appoints committee on Order of Business, Rev. W. B. 
Morton and Bro. R. G. Taylor. 

On motion, adjourned until 7:30 to-night. 



THURSDAY— NIGHT SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair. Prayer by Rev. A. D. Hunter. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats. Rev. A. D. Hunter, repre- 
senting the Baptist Female University, Bro. Archibald Johnson, 
representing the Baptist Orphanage £nd Rev. L R. Carroll visitor 
from the Eastern Association, reported and were welcomed to seats. 

Elder S. 0. Page reads the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

When Benjamin Franklin published the first copy of the Saturday Even- 
ing Post in Philadelphia in 1723, he little thought that he had set in action 
a force that was destined to exert such a powerful influence upon the life 
of our country as we now realize in 1902. But while we acknowledge the 
magnitude of this influence we are called upon to make an intelligent 
discrimination between the good and the bad. Therefore, we point first 
to the "Biblcal Recorder," the organ of the North Carolina Baptists stand- 
ing out as a beacon light to all of our moral and religious institutions and 
sounding a note of warning against every innovation made by wickedness 
in high places. Second to the "North Carolina Baptist" as a great power 
for good and especially commend its heroic efforts to close the open saloon 
in North Carolina. Third, to "Charity and Children" as an important factor 
in arousing the spiritual life and sympathy of our churches and looking 
after the neglected orphans of our state. Fourth, to "The Litle River Re- 
cord," in unifying and organizing the work of our own Association and its 
noble and untiring efforts to lift our boys and girls into intelligent religious 
influence in life. Fifth, we commend to all our Sunday Schools the litera- 
ture of our Southern Baptist Convention. We greatly , need the combined 
influence of all these papers and the price of them all is a marvel of cheap- 
ness, so that they are in the reach of all our people. We also need the 



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"Foreign Mission Journal" and "Our Home Field" to inform' us Of our work 
abroad. /; -). ,, Respectfully, 

S. C. PAGE, Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by Brethren S. C. Page, 
J. W. Cobb, and the further discussion of the report, is postponed 
until to-morrow. 

Bro. Archibald Johnson reads the report on the Orphanage and 
after an address by him, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for the Orphanage amounts to $7.56. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

^ he ^J aber °J children now unde r the care of the Orphanage is about 
Z1Z. Withm a tew weeks this number will be increased to 250 This in- 
crease is due to the great liberality of J. A. Durham, a prosperous and con- 
secrated young business man of Charlotte, who has erected a dormitory 
in memory of his sainted mother, at a cost of $2,500, which will hold forty 
orphans. This will be the seventh family on the hill, and happier families 
it would be hard to find. 

The buildings at the Orphanage are worth $40,000. The entire institu- 
tion, including the prospective legacies which have been left will aggregate 
in value one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. J ' 

■ T ^ e ff S ^ of the comin S y ear wil l see at Thomasville the largest orphanage 
an North Carolina. 

The average cost per capita of maintaining an orphan is $4 75 per 
month. This includes the salaries of all the employees and all the run- 
ning expenses of the institution. 

The moral tone at the Orphanage is high and many of the children are 
active Christian. ARCHIBALD JOHNSON, 

Committee. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow morning 
9:30. s 



FRIDAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Bro. J. A Clark reading 
103rd Psalm. ' B 

Elder S. F. Conrad, representative of the North Carolina Baptist 
and Elder D. P. Robbins, visitor from the Central Association, re- 
port and are welcomed to seats. 

On motion, the subject of Periodicals is taken up for further dis- 
cussion. After remarks by Elders S. F. Conrad and L. R. Carroll, 
on motion, the report on Periodicals is adopted. 
_ Rev. G. G. Wood reports as visitor from the Sandy Run Associa- 
tion and is welcomed to a seat. 



Elder N. H. Gibbs reads the ■ 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

The Little River Association has grown steadily ever since its organiza- 
tion. The Lord has blessed our efforts and this should encourage us to 
try to do more in the future' than we have done in the past. Many of. our 
churches that have been helped by the Board when they were weak are now 
helping others and yet we have other churches that need help and many 
places where the people need the gospel. Our Board can work only as the 
churches help them. So your committee would recommend that the church- 
es contribute to the Board and make them able to send out more missionaries 
in the field to encourage and strengthen the weak churches and organize 
new churches. N. H. GIBBS, Gommittee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by Brethren N. H. Gibbs, 
J. M. Holleman, D. P. Rollins, and A. N. Campbell and the report 
is adopted. 

Pledges for Associational Missions : 

Angier $4.00 Holly Springs 8.00 

Antioch, 5. 00 Juniper Springs, , 5.00 

A verasboro, 5 00 Lillington 4. 00 

Baptist Grove 5.00 Macedonia 

Bethel, . : 10.00 Mt. Tabor 5.00 

Benson 10.00 Neill's Creek 7.00 

Buie's Creek 15 00 New Hill 10.00 

Central, . . '. . 4.00 Pine Forest 4.00 

Cumberland Union, 5.00 Pleasant Ridge 4.00 

Dunn, 20.00 Piny Grove 10.00 

Friendship 10.00 Sherwood 4.00 

Hector's Creek, 10.00 

On motion, the Association adjourns until 2 :00 p. m. 



FKIDAY— EVENING SESSION. 

Committee on Obituaries are appointed by Moderator, brethren 
A. N. Campbell and T. B. Lanier. 

The report on Relief of Aged Ministers is read, and, after remarks 
by brethren W. B. Harrell, S. F. Conrad, J. W. Cobb, Archibald 
Johnson and J. M. Holleman, on motion, the report is adopted. 

RELIEF OF AGED MINISTERS. 

This Board is located at Durham, N. C„ and is one of the objects of our 
Convention. It is doing a great work in caring for the servants of the 
Lord who have given their life to the Lord's work. There are many men 
in our state who ought to receive help from this Board, but the funds are 
not in hand with which to aid them. 

We earnestly ask that the churches do give more to this object. "He 
that giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord." Let us help the men that 
have made our present opportunities possible to us. 

R. J. BENNETT, Committee. 



Visiting brethren are again invited to seats and Elder A. F. 
Prevatt from the Robeson Association, and Bro. J. A. Oates, editor 
of the North Carolina Baptist, report and are welcomed to seats. 

The report on Home Missions is read by Elder G. A. Bain and, 
after remarks by him and Elder A. D. Hunter, on motion, the re- 
port is adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board never had before it such a wide open door of 
usefulness as it has to-day. When the Southern Baptist Convention was 
organized in 1845, there were only about 8,000,000 people all told within 
the territory covered by the Southern Baptist Convention. Of these about 
6,000,000 had reached the age of responsibility, of these 6,000,000 there were 
about 1,250,000 who were professed Christians. Thus there were at that 
time only a little over 4,500,000 responsible souls in the whole territory 
of the Southern Baptist Convention who had not professed faith in Christ. 
How is it now? In the same territory there are about 25,000,000 souls. Of 
these about 20,000,000 have reached the age of responsibility. Of these 
20,000,000 not more than 8,000,000 are professing Christians, leaving at least 
12,000,000 responsible souls in our Southern States who are without God 
and without hope in the world. But we are especially concerned now with 
the question of the peculiar relation of our own Southland to the evangeliza- 
tion of the world, as about three fifths of all the Baptist people of the 
world are within the territory of the Southern Baptist Convention. May 
the Spirit of our God speed the day when we as a great brotherhood shall 
be awakened by extending to it our most loyal support 

Respectfully, G A. BAIN, Committee. 

Elder L. R. Carroll reads the report on Foreign Missions, and 
after a great address by him, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for Foreign Missions amounts to $5.00. 

A fervent prayer is offered by Elder W. B. Morton for the work 
and workers. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

No fact was ever more fully impressed upon the minds of his disciples 
by*our gracious Lord than that he earnestly desired the salvation of the entire 
human race — the whole world. Not only did he set them the example 
along this line of Christian work, but he sent them out to search for "other 
sheep that are not of this fold," and He gave them to understand that the 
work would not be done so long as there remained a soul to be saved or 
a Christian to be trained. And He did not impose this work upon them as 
an obligation to be performed or an unpleasant duty to be discharged wheth- 
er willingly or unwillingly. It was not obligation that made him the great 
Missionary that He was. It was love for lost souls that constrained him 
to come and sent him hurrying along with a message of love to each Pales- 
tinian home. It was this love that always begets a desire for the salvation 
of others. He sought to create that desire in the hearts of His people. 
Let us not put the work of Christ on ahy selfish basis. The love of the 
Father took in the world. Let us then in obedience to His final command 
"Go 'joyfully' into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" 
and in His own time the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom 
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, over which He will reign forever and 
ever. L. R. CARROLL, Committee. 



FRIDAY— NIGHT SESSION. 

The report on Temperance is read by A. N. Campbell and, on 
motion to adopt, an address is made by Bro, J. A. Oates, Secretary 
of the Anti-Saloon League for North Carolina. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is one of the seven graces to be added to our faith and it 
comes third in the catalogue — II Peter 1-5. Add virtue, knowledge, tem- 
perance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity is the Bible order. 
Can we as Christians add such graces as we choose and leave off the rest? 
Can a member of the church be a Christian and not add these graces? How 
would a member of the church look who has faith but no knowledge? faith 
but no godliness? faith but no virtue? faith but no temperance? Is it intem- 
perance to drink intoxicants as a beverage? Let the reader of this report 
answer the above questions. A. N. CAMPBELL, Committee. 

Rev. E. M. Snipes, pastor of the Dunn M. E. Church is intro- 
duced to the Association. Rev. J. W. Suttle of the Raleigh Asso- 
ciation and Bro. Livingston Johnson, Corresponding Secretary of 
the State Mission Board, report and are welcomed to seats. 

The following resolution offered by J. A. Campbell, on motion, 
was adopted. The large congregation present was all permitted to 
vote and the resolution was unanimously adopted by rising vote. 

TEMPERANCE RESOLUTIONS. 

Resolved, First, That the representatives of the churches composing the 
Little River Baptist Association in Association assembled at Dunn, do here- 
by urge that the representatives from Harnett county and from this State 
Senatorial district in the next General Assembly of North Carolina use all 
proper efforts to have such laws enacted by that body as will prevent the 
manufacture, sale and importation of all intoxicants in Harnett county. 

Second, That we urge all voting members of this Association who may 
reside in Cumberland county to vote against the restoration of saloons to 
that county. 

Third, That we urge all our members everywhere to use their influence 
in every proper way to drive the drink curse from our State. 

On motion, a committee of three is appointed to put the above 
resolutions in proper shape and present them before the proper com- 
mittee of the next General Assembly. 

Brethren J. A. Campbell, W. B. Morton and J. M. Holleman are 
appointed on the committee. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow morning 
9 : 30. 



SATURDAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair. 

The report on Prayer Meetings is read and after remarks by 



9 

brethren L. R. Carroll, L. Johnson and J. P. Canaday, on motion, 
the report, is adopted. ,,-, .. t ,; .; ,» ftoqat 

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Our Lord has taught us to pray and how to pray. In view of this and 
the many passages of Scripture teaching the duty, the privilege and impor- 
tance of prayer, your committee would urge all Christians not only to pray 
in secret but in their homes and everywhere, not forsaking the assembling 
of themselves together to pray with and for each other. The Master has 
promised his presence and blessings when thus engaged. 

GEO. E. BYRD, Committee. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats. Bro. R. N. Butler of the 
South River Association and Bro. J. P. Canaday of the Flat River 
Association report and are welcomed to seats. 

Bro. H. Y. Smith reads the report on State Missions and after a 
strong address by Rev. L. Johnson, Corresponding Secretary, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

There is probably no other phase of our work that so strongly appeals 
to us as does our State Mission work. The demands are increasing and the 
Board is broadening its work, therefore the demands upon us are greater. 
But who of us can feel other than responsive when we consider what a great 
work it is doing? In many of the towns of our State, we venture to say a 
majority in which there are strong Baptist churches, the missionaries of 
this Board have gone and preached in the face of difficulties and discourage- 
ments; and these sacrificing brethren are still nobly carrying on this signally 
blessed work. Reports for last year show that for every dollar spent in 
having the gospel preached at these points, from them one dollar and thirty- 
two cents comes for the different objects of the Convention. Then it is a 
wise investment; but we would not look at this from a purely financial point 
of view; but what the means under God accomplishes for Him and His cause. 
Further, the Board does not expend money in building churches; but this is 
done by the people on the mission fields and so this adds much value to the 
property of the denomination. The Board is in great need of a general, 
liberal contribution from all our people. H. Y. SMITH, Committee. 

The following pledges were made for State Missions : 

Antioch $10 00 Holly Springs 12 00 

Angier 4 00 Juniper Springs 8 00 

Averasboro 5 00 Lillington , 6 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 Macedonia 2 50 

Benson 17 50 Mt. Tabor 5 00 

Bethel, 5 00 Neill's Creek 7 00 

Buie's Creek 25 00 New Hill 6 00 

Central 3 00 Pine Forest 2 00 

Cumberland Union 6 00 Piny Gro ve 5 00 

Dunn 50 00 Pleasant Ridge 2 00 

Friendship 25 00 Sherwood 3 00 

Hector's Creek 15 00 



10 

Bro. J. P. Canaday reads the report on Education and after an 
address by Rev. A. D. Hunter, Financial Agent of the Baptist Fe- 
male University, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The best expression of a higher ideal of life in our State has been exem- 
plified in every branch of educational life. Larger appropriations have been 
made to the public schools. This has resulted in longer school terms and 
better school buildings. 

The course of study has been broadened and a stable, uniform system of 
cheaper but better books has been adopted. Now more efficient teachers are 
required to remove the large percentage of illiteracy from our State. 

Our public school system is a part of our civilization. By it only can our 
entire citizenship be raised to a higher plane The greatest and surest power 
in the recent educational awakening is the success of our Christian high 
schools, Academies and Colleges. With more intelligence among th^e 
masses will come more power. Without Christian teachers the intellectual 
life of our commonwealth will be built up at the expense of the moral. 
Under the training of Godly teachers the increasing numbers of children 
will be safe and a nobler manhood and womanhood insured. It is with the 
keenest sense of gratitude that we note the steady growth of our colleges — 
Wake Forest for young men and the Baptist Female University for young 
women. With more than thirty Academies as feeders their progress is phe- 
nominal. They are among the foremost colleges in the South and each year 
send out over the State and nation a larger number of graduates in the 
different vocations of life. They now place the advantages of college edu- 
cation within reach of all ambitious young men and women notwithstanding 
poverty. They are ours. They have a claim upon the heart of every 
Baptist. We have near sixty young men at Wake Forest preparing to 
preach the gospel. About forty-four of these in poverty are depending upon 
the Churches of the State to enable them to pursue their studies. Every 
Baptist should feel it a duty to help pay the $42,000 debt against the Baptist 
Female University. 

Buie's Creek Academy arising out of its ashes is the largest preparatory 
school in the State. It is within the bounds of this Association. The Prin- 
cipal, Rev. J. A. Campbell, is now laboring under a heavy debt in rebuilding, 
and should have the sympathy and help of all our people. With the build- 
ing completed and freed from debt greater usefulness than ever would result 
from the school in our cause. Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. CANADAY, Committee. 

The following pledges were made for the debt on Baptist Female 

University. 

Antioch $ 5 00 Hector's Creek 5 00 

Benson 50 00 Holly Springs 5 00 

Buie's Creek 25 00 Juniper Springs 5 00 

Cumberland Union 5 00 Mt. Tabor 2 00 

Dunn 230 00 New Hill, ' 10 00 

Friendship 5 00 Piny Grove 2 50 

On motion, adjourned until 2 : 30 p. m. 



11 



SATURDAY— EVENING SESSION. ; 

Report of Treasurer for 1901 is made and by motion the report 
is received. (See appendix for report.) 

The following delegates to the Baptist State Convention are ap- 
pointed: J. M. Holleman, W. B. Morton, J. A. Campbell, A. E. 
Alderman, T. B. Lanier, E. H. Ballentine and D. H. Senter. 

Rev. W. B. Morton is appointed delegate to the Southern Baptist 
Convention. 

On motion, Rev. J. M. Holleman is recommended as member of 
tbe State Mission Board for the ensuing year. 

On motion, the next Association meet with the church at Piny 
Grove on Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1903, 
J. A. Campbell is appointed to preach the Introductory Sermon 
and Elder W. B. Morton, the Missionary Sermon. 

On motion, the next Union meets with the church at Hector's 
Creek on Friday before the fifth Sunday in November, 1902. 

On motion, Brethren D. P. Robbins and H. Y. Smith are appoint- 
ed to prepare a programme for the next Union Meeting. 

The Executive Board for the ensuing year is appointed: T. B. 
Lanier. H. Y. Smith, A. E. Alderman, W. D. Patterson, J. P. Can- 
aday, J. W. Byrd, J. M. Holleman and one member from each 
church not now represented on the Board, the members to be selec- 
ted by the churches. 

On motion, brethren G. W. Cavenaugh, J. McK. Byrd and H. Y. 
Smith are appointed a Sunday School Board for the ensuing year. 

On motion, the collection to-morrow be given to State Missions. 

The following brethren are appointed to write reports for the 
next year : 

Associational Missions — A. N. Campbell. 
State Missions — G. A. Bain. 
Foreign Missions — W. B. Morton. 
Home Missions — S. O. Page. 
Prayer Meetings — J. D. Betts. 
Periodicals — J. A. Campbell. 
Temperance — N. H. Gibbs. 
Minister's Relief — J. D. Dennis. 
Sunday Schools — G. E. Byrd. 
Education — H. Y. Smith. 
Orphanage — J. P. Canady. 

The following is the 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your committee desire to call attention to the death of Rev. J. W. Collins 
who died during the year. On account of poor health he had not been able 
to do active service as pastor for several years but as leader in Sunday 



12 

School and Prayer Meeting work he was of great service to the people even 
during his last years. Bro. Collins was a good man, loyal to his denomination 
and Christ in all things. He was a regular attendant at our Associations and 
Unions, when his health would permit, and attested his faith in God and 
the future life by his sacrifices. 

We commend his consecrated life to our present generation. One by one 
our preachers are passing away. Let their vacant places be a call to other 
young men to take their places in the gospel ministry. 

Deacon J. T. Rogers of Lillington, who for a number of years was one of 
the chief supporters of our cause there, has passed to his reward. We shall 
miss him much, not only at Lillington, but because of the aid he gave to the 
work of our denominational life. 

May the calling of these aged servants of the Lord be a warning to all 
of us now living, that when the Lord shall call for us we all may be ready. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. N. CAMPBELL, 
T. B. LANIER, 

Committee. 



SATURDAY— NIGHT SESSION. 

On motion, the subject of Education is taken up for further con- 
sideration. Brethren J. P. Canaday, L. Johnson and W. B. Mor- 
ton make addresses and on motion, the report is adopted. 

J. A. Campbell offered the following : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 

to the citizens of Dunn and especially to the pastors and members of the 

Dunn Baptist Church for their bounteous hospitality and kindness during 
the session of this Association. 

The resolution was heartily and unanimously adopted. 
The Treasurer of the Executive Board reports and, on motion, 
the report is adopted. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Much of the territory of the Little River Association is a mission field. 
Most of the churches comprising its membership have in recent years been 
reclaimed from anti-mission sentiment. In the north-eastern part of our 
territory there is a large section — something like twenty miles across — in 
which there are abundant resources that are being rapidly developed. Angier 
is an important point where our Board ought to aid a good man to take 
that section for our denomination. Averasboro is located in a fine farming 
section and on account of the coming of the railroad and factory to that 
point we ought to give good help at that place. A church has already been 
organized there, but needs constant help for some time. 

Pine Forest is between Dunn and Buie's Creek. Here we have a weak 
church that needs help for some time. Our cause there is much more 
hopeful than for years, in fact than ever before. With the coming of the 
Raleigh & Cape Fear railroad to Lillington the prospects are that this point 
will become more important and will take on new; life. On the Southwest 
side of the Cape Fear River there is a territory of 15 or 20 miles in which 
there is no Baptist church. Although there is much territory sparsely 



13 

settled, still it is a fine section of the county and is ripe to be reaped by 
our Baptist people. Brethren, pray for the struggling, toiling missionaries 
in these destitute fields. i H. Y. SMITH, 

Secretary of the Board. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow 10 : 00 
a. m. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Rev. L. Johnson conducted the devotional exercises. Short ad- 
dresses on Sunday-School work were made by brethren J. M. Hol- 
leman and J. P. Canaday. 

Following is the report on Sunday Schools which was adopted : 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The time has come when the Christian world more fully realize the 
necessity of the command, "Search the Scriptures." The Sunday School 
therefore has become one of the greatest powers in the upbuilding of 
Christian civilization. 

It is a medium through which we may "Teach all nations" and "Preach 
the gospel to every creature." In its service the father and mother may 
"Bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord;" the 
teacher may, "Train up a child in the way he should go," trusting in the 
promise that "when he is old he will not depart from it," and where "A 
little child shall lead them." In it our talented young men and young ladies 
seeing that "The harvest is white but the laborers are few" may do much 
for the Master. 

It is a source of much gratitude that the reports of the Sunday Schools 
in our bounds show a constant growth. It is urged that more Sunday 
Schools be established in our destitute sections. 

Respectfully submitted, E. L. HALL, Committee. 

By request of J. A. Campbell, the appointee, the Missionary Ser- 
mon was preached by Rev. Livingston Johnson from Ezekiel 1: 21, 
22 — "For the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels," &c. 

After the sermon a special collection was made for State Mis- 
sions, amounting to $58.67; after which, on motion, the Associa- 
tion adjourns until time and place for next session. 

Thus closed the most prosperous year's work in the history of the 
Association. J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Moderator. 



14 



APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1901. 



To Cash for Printing Minutes $ 23 41 

" Clerk'sFee 10 00 

" " Associational Missions 39 00 

" State Missions. 92 31 

" '' Home Missions 29 56 

t. a Foreign Missions 48 61 

" " Ministerial Education 12 35 

" " Baptist Orphanage 42 30 

" " Ministerial Relief 15 01 

" S. S. Missions 4 00 

" Century Fund 8 33 



Total $324 88 

CE. 

By Amount paid for Minutes $ 23 41 

'' Clerk 10 00 

; ' Associational Missions 39 00 

" State Missions 92 31 

" Home Missions 29 56 

" Foreign Missions 48 61 

' Ministerial Education 12 35 

Baptist Orphanage 42 30 

Ministerial Relief 15 01 

S. S. Missions 4 00 

Century Fund 8 33 



Total 



$324 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 



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REPORT GF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



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9 34 


10 63 


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D. P. Robbins 9 00 

Rev. J. M. Holleman 4 00 

Secretary of Board for services 2 00 



Total Disbursements $ 65 00 



Balance in Treasurv 



$ 84 

H. Y SMITH, Treasurer. 



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MINUTES 



| oCittle ffiiver baptist Association, 



OF THE 



Twenty- Eighth) Annual Session 



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HELD WITH 



Piny Grove Church, Wake Copnty, N. C, 

October 29th, 30th, 31st and November 1st, 1903. 



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I D. H. SENTER, Moderator, ( halybeate Springs, N. C, <j 

g J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk Buie's Creek, N. C <' 



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►)> Next Session meets with Holly Springs Baptist Church, Harnett County, on <<i 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1904. 



Introductory Sermon, J. M. Holleman. 

, Missionary Sermon, J. A. Campbell. 



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Twenty- Eighth) Annual Session 



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Piny Grove Church, Wake County, N. C, 

October 29th, 30th, 31st and November 1st, 1903. 



D. H. SENTEK, Moderator, Chalybeate Springs, N. C, 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk, Buie's Creek, N. C 



Next Session meets with Holly Springs Baptist Church, Harnett County, on 
Thursday before the first Sunday in November, 1904. 



Introductory Sermon, J. M. Holleman. 

Missionary Sermon, J. A. Campbell. 



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LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



G. A. Bain, ^. Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

A. N. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. O. 

R. D. Collier Godwin, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, .' : Polk, N. C. 

N. H. Gibbs,...., Benson, N. C. 

H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell, Dunn, N. C. 

W. B. Morton, Dunn, N. C. 

S. C Page, Godwin, N. C. 

D. P. Robbins Aversasboro, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



T. B. Lanier, H. Y. Smith, A. E. Alderman, W. D. Patterson, 

J. W. Byrd, E. H. Ballentine, J. M. Holleman, 

and one Member to be selected from each Church not now represented. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



H. Y. Smith, J. McK. Byrd, N. T. Patterson. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Piney Grove Church, 

Cosma, Wake County, N". C, 

October 29th, 1903. 
The Little River Association meets in its twenty-eighth annual 
session this day with the above named church. The introductory 
sermon is preached by the appointee J. A. Campbell: Text, John 
12 :26 "If any man serve me, him will my Father honor." 

After an intermission of one hour, the Association assembled for 
business. Former Moderator Holleman reads- a part of 1st Chapter 
of John and Elder S. C. Page leads in prayer. 

Brethren E. H. Ballentine and H. Y. Smith are appointed Read- 
ing Clerks. 

List of churches called, letters read and delegates enrolled : 

ANGIER— P. Pate, B. E. Barber. 

ANTIOCH— J. K. Haigwood, Alonzo Wilson. 

AVERASBORO— D. R. Ennis, Robert Godwin, J. G. Whittenton. 

BAPTIST GRO v^E— T. H. Knight, H. T. Gilbert, G. Q. Senter, W. B. Jones, 

A. Y. Tutor. 

BENSON— R. D. Overby, J. B. Smith, Alonzo Parrish. 

BETHEL— Alexander Clark. 

BUIE'S CREEK— B. C. Campbell, Lonnie Smith, J. A. Clark. 

CAMERON'S GROVE— Not represented. 

CENTRAL— J. M. Holleman. 

CUMBERLAND UNION— J. G. Johnson, J. E. Lanier, T. B, Lanier, D. G. 
Ballentine. 

DUKE— D. J. McLeod. 

DUNN — Sloane Guy, E. T. Spence. 

FRIENDSHIP— L. W. Byrd, G. E. Byrd, J. W. Byrd, J. C. Parker. 

HECTOR'S CREEK— C. W. Matthews, H. Y. Smith, J. C. Smith, D. H. 
Senter, Alonzo Matthews. 

HOLLY SPRINGS— N. T. Patterson, J. A. Buchanan, W. D. Patterson, B. 

B. Wilson, J. McL. Patterson. 

JUNIPER SPRINGS— A. P. Thomas, M. S. Bradley, S. I. Thomas, Robert 
Thomas. 

LILLINGTON— A. M. Shaw. 

MACEDONIA— B. W. Baker, D. H. Wheeler, J. M. Holt. 

MT. TABOR— G. R. Bell, P. S. Wood, R. B. Wilkins, W. H. Hatcher, J. L. 
McKee. 

NEILL'S CREEK— N. B. Jones. 

NEW HILL— J. J. Edwards. 

PINE FOREST— J. E. Link. 

PINY GROVE— A. B. Betts, J. D. Betts, T. E. Smith, W. P. Stephens, E. H. 
Ballentine. 

PLEASANT RIDGE— A. B. Kelly. 

SHERWOOD— S. C Page. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS PRESENT— G. A. Bain, A. N. Campbell, J. A. 
Campbell, J. D. Dennis, J. M. Holleman, S. C. Page, D. P. Robbins, W. B. 
Morton. 



Visiting brethren invited to seats : Brother Archibald Johnson ? 
editor of Charity and Children, representing the Baptist Orphanage, 
Rev. Border Townsend, of the Bjobeson Association, and Rev. H. W. 
Eorris, of the Raleigh Association, brethren J. H. Whittenton and 
B. A. Spence, of the Mt. Zion Association, report and are welcomed 
to seats. 

On motion, the body proceeds to the election of Moderator for 
the ensuing year, brethren H. Y. Smith and J. D. Betts acting as 
tellers. Result: Bro. D. H. Senter, Moderator; J. A. Camipbell, 
Clerk and Treasurer. 

Moderator appoints brethren E. H. Ballentine and N". T. Patter- 
son committee on Finance. 

Brethren J. M. Holleman and H. Y. Smith are appointed com- 
mittee on Order of Business. 

On motion, adjourned until to-morrow 9 :30 a. m. Benediction by 
Rev. A. K Campbell. 



SECOND DAY. 

Friday Morning, October 30th. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Brother Archibald Johnson. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Rev. R. C. Craven of 
the M. E. Church reports and is welcomed to a seat. 

Bro. Archibald Johnson reads the report on the Baptist Orphan- 
age and after remarks by him, 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

Collection for the orphanage amounts to $19.53. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

There are now 260 children under the care of our Orphanage. A building 
is now being erected which will swell the number to 300. This house is a 
gift to the Orphanage by Mr. J. C. Whitty, of New Bern, and it is a memo- 
rial to his daughter, Rpwena, who has gone to her heavenly home. Two 
other buildings are projected and will soon be built. One is by the Chowan 
Association and the other by Mr. E. F 1 . Aydlett, of Elizabeth City. When 
these houses are completed the Orphanage will have capacity for 400 chil- 
dren. There is only one source of support for these orphans, and that is the 
Baptist people of our State. Not a cent that comes to the institution through 
bequests can be used to buy meat and bread and clothing. The trustees 
of the institution have passed a resolution that interest arising from any 
bequests left the Orphanage shall be applied to the improvement of the 
Orphanage plant. Thus as more, room is made the burden falls heavier 
upon the Churches. We are grateful at the loyalty and liberality of our 
Churches to the Orphanage, and we urge them to make larger sacrifices in 
its behalf to meet its larger and more urgent needs. 

ARCHIBALD JOHNSON, Committee. 

Elder A. 'N. Campbell reads the report on Associational Missions 



and after remarks by brethren A. K Campbell, J. M. Holleman and 
D. P. Robbins, 

On motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

This work was the foundation upon which the Little River Association was 
begun, twenty-eight years ago. 

During all these years of hard work and struggle the work has moved on 
gradually until to-day we have about twenty-seven Churches, with much 
territory yet unoccupied, beginning with eight Churches. Most of our ad- 
ditions have come .to us as the result of missionary work within our bounds. 
We have, perhaps, done more work with less money than any sister Asso- 
ciation. Our people have a mind to work and the Lord is enlarging our 
fields as our hearts enlarge for the work. 

A. N. CAMPBELL, Committee. 

The Associational Missions, Elder J. M. Holleman and B. P. 
Rollins, report the work on their respective fields and Bro. J. E. 
Link reports from Pine Forest where Bro. Gibbs is Missionary. 

MISSION FIELDS OCCUPIED. 

Angier. — The Executive Board appropriates $25.00, the State Board gives 
$50.00 and the Church gives about $25.00. At the beginning of the year the 
Church was unfinished and had a debt on the house. The debt has been 
paid, Church completed and is now being painted. This point is in the 
territory unfriendly to missions, but outlook is very hopeful. At a meeting 
of ten days four were baptized, congregations are good and progress is looked 
for. Elder J. M. Holleman served this point last year and has been called 
for the ensuing year. 

Averasboro. — Church paid pastor $35.00, Executive Board $50.00 and State 
Board $50.00. Raised and paid out on house of worship $250. Baptized 
nine, received by letter ten, made 120 religious visits, preached fifty-four 
sermons. Have a Sunday-school numbering sixty-eight. The Church has 
a membership of forty-eight and the Church asks for an appropriation of 
only $25.00 for next year. 

In connection with Averasboro, the pastor has preached at Duke, the 
new factory town, and a Church has been organized. Received for services 
here $10.00. 

There is no more important point in our bounds than this, and all this 
territory demands is our immediate and earnest attention. Elder D. P. 
Robbins was missionary last year and has been called for the ensuing year. 

Pine Forest. — At this point Elder N. H. Gibbs has been, pastor for the 
past year. Church paid pastor $36.00 and promise for pastor for the ensuing 
year $50.00. The Executive Board appropriated $15.00 to this point. Brother 
Robbins has been called for next year. 

Lillington. — The Executive Board appropriates $25.00 and the State Board 
$50.00 to this point. The house of worship has been remodeled and re- 
paired at a cost of $150.00 and preparations are now being made to spend 
$150.00 more in painting and ceiling. The Methodists and Presbyterians 
are making preparations to build, the town is rapidly building up and the 
outlook for our Baptist cause is far more hopeful. One has been baptized 
and some additions have been made by letter. Elder J. M. Holleman is 
missionary at this point and has been called for the next year. 



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The newly organized church at Duke petitions for admission into 
this body and upon statement from Rev. W. B. Morton, Chairman 
of Presbytery organizing the church, as to the orthodoxy of the 
church, on motion, the church is received and Bro. D. J. McLeod is 
welcomed to a. seat. 

Bro. Holleman reports for the committee on Order of Business 
and, on motion, the report is adopted. 

On motion, the Association adjourns one hour for dinner and 
refreshments. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. . 

Moderator in the chair and the body resumed business. The 
report on Home Missions is read by Elder S. C. Page and, on motion 
to adopt, remarks are made by brethren S. C. Page, W. B. Morton 
and D. P. Bobbins, and the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The field of our Home Mission Board is our Cuban missions, our missions 
in the territories, including the Indians, the colored people of the South and 
Mexico. We can readily see that this Board is entitled to our heartiest ap- 
proval and support, and when we consider the foreign element "of the baser 
sort" that is dumped upon our shores by immigration, the work becomes tre- 
mendous in magnitude. The command of the Master bids us help to give the 
pure Gospel to them. 

Brethren, how many of us are Missionary Baptists in deed and truth? 
The spirit of missions is the spirit of Christ, if any man have not the spirit 
of Christ, he is none of His." Let us apply this to ourselves and wake up. 

S. C. PAGE, Committee. 

Elder J. D. Dennis reads the 

REPORT ON MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

The organization of this Board has already been a great blessing to our 
aged ministers and should be more largely contributed to by all our Churches. 
Some of our ministers who have spent their lives in advancing our Baptist 
cause have been relieved by this Board. We should arouse our Churches in 
this matter and do more for those who have spent their lives in advancing 
the Master's kingdom. Brethren, let us help them more this year. 

J. D. DENNIS, Committee. 

After remarks by brethren J. D. Dennis and J. M. Holleman, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

The report on Temperance is read by Elder G. A. Bain for Bro. 
Gibbs : 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Temperance is taught in the Bible and should be endorsed and practiced by 
everybody, especially Christians. Strong drink has brought trouble into the 



homes of many and into many of our Churches, our State and nation. It is 
one of the greatest evils of the age and the time has come when all Chris- 
tians should rise up and stand together in their effort to destroy this great 
curse. God has blessed our efforts in our united effort to curtail the power 
of this evil. Let us take courage and press on, seeing that our laws regu- 
lating the manufacture and sale of intoxicants be rigidly enforced. 

N. H. GIBBS, Committee. 

On motion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren G. A. Bain, 
W. B. Morton, A. B. Betts and the report is adopted. 

On motion of Rev. G. A. Bain, a vote of thanks is tendered the 
committee on Temperance, appointed at our last session and also to 
Bro. J. C. Clifford for services in securing temperance legislation at 
the hands of the last Legislature. 

Committee on time, place and preachers for next Association 
report and the report is adopted: 

Place, Holly Springs; time, Thursday before the first Sunday in Novem- 
ber; introductory sermon, Elder J. M. Holleman; missionary sermon, J. A. 
Campbell. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow 9 :30 a. m. 
Benediction by Bro. Dennis. 



THIRD DAY. 

Saturday Morning, October 31st. 
Devotional exercises conducted by Elder S. F. Conrad. In con- 
nection with these exercises the report on Prayer Meetings is read 
by Prof. J. D. Betts and, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Our Lord taugbt His disciples to pray and He also tells us that "men ought 
always to pray and not to faint." We should pray for ourselves and for each 
other that we may be true Christians. The Bible tells us that when Peter 
was in prison the Church prayed unto God for him and God delivered him. 
We would urge upon all Christians to pray in secret and everywhere, ever 
remembering that true prayer lifts us out of darkness into the glorious light 
and liberty of the Son of God. J. D. BETTS, 

Committee. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats and Elder S. F. Conrad, repre- 
senting the North Carolina Baptist, Elder Livingston Johnson, Cor- 
responding Secretary of the Board of Missions, Rev. J. T. Burt of 
the M. E. Church, report and are welcomed to seats. 

Elder S. F. Conrad reads the report on Periodicals and after re- 
marks by brethren Conrad and Livingston Johnson, on motion, 
the report is adopted. 

J. A. Campbell represents the Biblical Recorder. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The religious newspaper is an indisputable necessity, and like many other 
agencies of modern times, fills a place in our work of the highest importance. 
It is indispensable as a medium of information as to our organized work, and 
also as an exponent and advocate of the principles to which we adhere. Our 
great denominational unity is due to the splendid editorial management of 
the papers which represent our denominational life. The Biblical Recorder, 
because of its long connection with the denomination as its organ and be- 
cause of its loyalty to all our work, deserves the patronage and support of 
our people. The North Carolina Baptist has proven to be an important factor 
in our denominational life because of its splendid editorial management and 
loyalty to all our denominational interests, and also because of its splendid 
fight against the liquor traffic. Charity and Children, representing our 
Orphanage in its editorial management, and in its work has done much to 
bring our Orphanage up to its present high standard of success, and ought 
to go into every home. The Little River Record, as a medium of informa- 
tion in the Association, is of great importance. All of these papers, with 
the Foreign Mission Journal and Home Field, all fill a felt want and are most 
heartily recommended to the patronage and support of our people. 

S. F. CONRAD, Committee. 

Treasurer of Association reports and the report is adopted: 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1902. 

Dr. 

To Cash for Printing Minutes $ 24 05 

To Cash for Clerk's Fee 10 00 

To Cash for Associational Missions 50 60 

To Cash for State Missions 136 78 

To Cash for Home Missions , 37 55 

To Cash for Foreign Missions 68 96 

To Cash for Ministerial Education , 20 49 

To Cash for Baptist Orphanage 62 40 

To Cash for Ministerial Relief 22 30 

To Cash for Sunday School Missions 5 50 

Total v . . $438 63 

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By amount paid for Minutes $ 24 05 

By amount paid Clerk 10 00 

By amount paid Association^ Missions 50 60 

By amount paid State Missions 136 78 

By amount paid Home Missions 37 55 

By amount paid Foreign Missions - 68 96 

By amount paid Ministerial Education 20 49 

By amount paid Baptist Orphanage 62 40 

By amount paid Ministerial Relief 22 30 

By amount paid S. S. Missions 5 50 

Total .....$ 438 63 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Treasurer. 

Elder G. A. Bain reads the report on State Missions and after an 
address by Secretary Johnson, on motion, the report is adopted. 
Collection for State Missions amounts to $17.75. 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of State Missions in every way brings us under many obligations, 
because it is the foundation stone of all the other objects for which we are 
working. It furnishes us with resources for Home and Foreign Missions, 
our educational work and objects of charity. It has widened before us and 
the outlook was never more promising than at present. We are now em- 
ploying more missionaries and raising more money than ever before. We 
have about 100 missionaries in the field and working upon a basis of 
$26,000. Last year there were baptized 980. This year there were baptized 
1,176. Conversions last year 2,229, this year 2,222. It will be observed by 
this comparison that there has been a gain this year over last of 196 in the 
number baptized, while there has been a loss of seven in the number of 
reported conversions. The baptisms show an average of over eleven, and 
the conversions an average of nearly twenty-two to the missionary. The 
State Board has given $150.00 to this Association for work in our bounds. 

To Him who has crowned the year with His goodness be honor and praise 
for what He. has accomplished through his people. 

Respectfully, G. A. BAIN, Committee. 

The following pledges for State Missions are made for the ensuing 
year : 

Antioch $ 10 00 Holly Springs $ 12 00 

Angier 4 00 Juniper Springs 10 00 

Averasboro 10 00 Lillington 6 00 

Baptist Grove 5 00 Macedonia . . . ., 3 00 

Bethel 5 00 Mt. Tabor 5 00 

Buie's Creek 25 00 Neill's Creek 8 00 

Central 3 00 New Hill 6 00 

Cumberland Union 5 00 Pine Forest 5 00 

Duke 10 00 Piny Grove 5 00 

Dunn 50 00 Pleasant Ridge 2 00 

Friendship . . . ; 25 00 Sherwood 4 00 

Hector's Creek 20 00 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Moderator in the chair. Visitors invited and Rev. G. G. Wood 
reports as visitor from the Sandy Run Association. 

Rev. H. Y. Smith reads the report on Education and after remarks 
by brethren H. Y. Smith, S. E. Conrad, J. A. Campbell and G. G. 
Wood, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

The right to educate is one of the fundamental principles of our govern- 
ment. We as a denomination should hold it as one of our sacred and most 
important privileges and duties. Education has always been important 
but it is more so now than ever before. There might be three divisions: 

First: The parental and early school training. This is the most impor- 
tant, both in home and school training. Brethren, we must insist on the 
home training as a feature of this report. For, if this be wrong all efforts 
to develop will fail to be productive of the best results. No one else learns 



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so thoroughly nor realizes so funy as does the teacher how essential it is 
for this training to be right. Then the early school work is much more 
pleasant to the taught and to the teacher and best of it all so much better 
results come from the efforts. 

Second: The period of girl and boyhood is exceedingly important for this 
is a period of aspiration and ideals, likes and dislikes. The cultivation of 
the tastes is largely developed in this period and this is exceedingly im- 
portant for it has much to do in shaping the life, character and usefulness. 

Third: Period of higher or college education. This part of one's educa- 
tion is also important. The final school development largely determines 
one's sphere of work and therefore the usefulness in life. 

A word as to the schools. Greater efforts are being made to make the 
common schools more efficient than at any previous time, probably. The 
Academies are far superior to what they were formerly, offering better 
advantages to those who wish to use them. And so are our Colleges giving 
better training, more thorough work and extensive courses of study. 

We urgently insist on all our people to educate themselves and their 
children. Let us strive to do our duty in this all important matter though 
it may require sacrifices. 

H. Y. SMITH, Committee. 

J. A. Campbell is allowed to advertise his school on the fly-leaf 
of the Minutes. 

J. A. Campbell reads the report on Foreign Missions and, after 
remarks by brethren H. W. Norris, S. F. Conrad and others, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Perhaps no department of our work has so much of the Spirit of Christ 
in it as has the work of Foreign Missions. Christ died to save lost men, 
but men must know of his death before they can be saved. 

Romans 10:13-15, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord 
shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not 
believed? and how shall Uiey believe in him of whom they have not heard? 
and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach 
except they be sent?" We see by this language that the responsibility comes 
back on the churches. Christ did his part, are we doing ours? 

Some one has said that "Christ alone can save the world; but Christ can- 
not save the world alone." That is, by faith in Him alone the world can be 
saved, but the world cannot have faith in Him if they do not know about 
him. 

This year we are trying to raise in North Carolina twenty thousand dollars 
to make Christ known to the ends of the earth. Let us all take part in this 
important work, that we may rejoice together in that "Crowning Day." 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is elected to represent the 
Little River Association in the State Mission Board. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell is elected a delegate to the Southern 
Baptist Convention, D. H. Senter, alternate. 

Brethren J. M. Holleman, D. P. Robbins, J. A. Campbell, E. 
Lee, J. C. Clifford and any other brethren who may be present are 
elected delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

Brethren T. B. Lanier, H. Y. Smith, A. E. Alderman, W. D. Pat- 



11 

terson, J. W. Byrd, J. M. Holleman and E. H. Ballentine and one 
brother from each church not already represented are selected for 
the Executive Board for the ensuing year. 

Brethren H. Y. Smith, J. McK. Byrd and BT. T. Patterson are 
appointed for the Sunday School Board for the ensuing year. 

Benson church asks for a letter of dismission from this body to 
unite with the new Johnston County Association and, on motion, 
the request is granted. 

On motion, the usual vote of thanks be tendered this Church and 
community for their kindness and hospitality in caring for this 
irjeeting. 

Collection for Bro. Reardon, an afflicted brother, amounts to $3.16. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow 9 :30 a. m. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Moderator reads the 47th Psalm and Bro. Holleman leads in 
prayer. 

The splendid choir led by Bro. J. O. Weathers delighted the large 
audience with soul stirring music. 

The matter of making pledges for Associational Missions having 
been overlooked, on motion, the Association requested all the churches 
to send up not less than was pledged for that object last year and the 
pledges of last year are inserted, with the urgent request that each 
church, if possible, shall do more for this work the ensuing year, 
inasmuch as our needs are greater. 

Pledges for Associational Missions : 



Angier 


$ 4 00 


Holly Springs 


$ 8 00 


Antioch 


5 00 


Juniper Springs 


5 00 


Averasboro 


5 00 


Lillington 


4 00 


Baptist Grove 


5 00 


Macedonia 




Bethel 


10 00 


Mt. Tabor 


5 00 


Buie's Creek 


15 00 


Neill's Creek 


7 00 


Central 


4 00 


New Hill 


10 00 


Cumberland Union 


5 00 


Pine Forest 


4 00 


Dunn 


20 00 


Pleasant Ridge 


4 00 


Friendship 


10 00 


Piny Grove 


10 00 


Hector's Creek 


10 00 







Bro. G. E, Byrd reads the report on Sunday Schools and, on mo- 
tion to adopt, speeches are made by brethren G. E. Byrd. G. G. 
Wood, Lonnie Smith and J. A. Clark. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday Schools of North Carolina are in better condition than ever 
before; better methods are being used, more efficient teachers and increased 



12 

interest manifested. In the service of the Sunday School parents may bring 
up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and teachers 1 
have a rare opportunity of giving the right direction to man's whole nature 
early in life. In it our consecrated young men and women may find fertile 
«oil in which to sow the seed of the kingdom that may bring forth fruit — in 
some thirty fold, some sixty and in some an hundred. Your Committee 
would urge: 

1. That we endeavor to make the Sunday Schools in all our churches 
better. 

2. That we send representatives to all our Sunday School Conventions and 
Institutes. 

3. That we establish Sunday Schools in all our destitute sections. 

4. That at least one collection be taken during the year for the State 
Sunday School work. Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. B. BYRD, Committee. 

Treasurer of Executive Board reports and, on motion, the report 
is received. 

On motion, the Moderator appoints the following brethren to write 
'reports for the next year : 

Associational Missions — D. P. Robbins. 
State Missions — S. C. Page. 
Home Missions — J. M. Holleman. 
Foreign Missions — J. A. Campbell. 
Periodicals — G. A. Bain. 
Temperance — H. Y. Smith. 
Ministerial Relief — A. N. Campbell 
. Sunday Schools— A. M. Shaw. 
Education — Lonnie Smith. 
Orphanage — J. E. Lanier. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until time and place appoint- 
ed for next session. 

In the absence of the appointee, Bev. W. B. Morton, the Mission- 
ary sermon is preached by Bev. S. F. Conrad. Text: Matt. 28:19 
and 20 — "Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations," &c. 

Collection for State Missions amounts to $10 :80. 

Thus closed the best year's work thus far, being an increase of 
about twenty per cent, over any former year. 

D. H. SE1STTEB, Moderator. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Secretary. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

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$ 1 00 

5 00 

" 500' 

1 00 

6 00 

2 00 
1 80 
1 00 

20 00 
6 55 
1 65 
4 55 

3 98 
1 00 

1 00 

4 25 

2 50 
1 00 


$ 4 00 
6 80 


Antioch 


Averasboro., 




3 00 

1 30 

2 50 
1 00 

4 00 


4 27 

1 00 

"*2 00 

2 25 

" 1 41 


9 27 


Baptist Grove 


1 06 


3 36 


Benson 

Bethel 


10 00 
6 50 


Buie's Creek 


1 80 


14 05 


Central 


4 00 


Cumberland Union 

Duke 




4 21 

1 00 


Dunn 


3 00 
1 50 








23 00 


Friendship 

Hector's Creek 


2 20 
5 30 

3 00 
1 02 
1 00 


1 25 
1 55 
1 10 


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1 10 


11 50 
10 00 


Holly Springs 




9 75 


Juniper Springs 




5 00 


Lillington 


1 00 






3 00 


Macedonia 




i 66 


2 00 


Mt. Tabor 




75 
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"l 66 


5 00 


Neili's Creek 




7 00 


New Hill 




1 00 


Pine Forest '. 




1 00 
5 00 

1 00 






1 00 


Piney Grove 






5 00 

85 




10 00 


Pleasant Ridge . 




1 85 


Sherwood ..... 






Sunday Collection 




1 54 


3 18 


4 20 




8 92 








Balance from 1902 


$ 8 36 


$37 11 


$22 88 


$24 58 


$69 28 


$162 21 
84 38 














Total 


$246 59 











BY DISBURSEMENTS. 
CR. 

Paid Rev. D. T. Robbins for Averasboro $ 50 00 

Paid Rev. J. M. Holleman for Lillington and Angier 52 00 

Paid Rev. N. H. Gibbs for Pine Forest 15 00 

Total Disbursebursements $ 117 00 

Balance in Treasury $ 129 59 

H. Y. SMITH, Treasurer. 



APPENDIX. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT. 



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J. M. Pope. Dunn 

0. H. Johnson, May 

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Lonnie Smith, Buie's Cr'k 


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113 119 
62 68 
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133 141 

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J. A. Williams, Duke ... 

R. G. Taylor, Dunn 

D. J. Parker, Linden 

D. H Senter, Ch. Springs 
B. B. Wilson, Mohawk .. . 
J. M. B. Thomas, Broadway 
A. INI Shaw, Lillington .. 
J. M Holt, Polk 


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1584 


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REV. J. A. CAMPBELL, Principal, 

Buie's Creek, Harnett County, N. C- 



" It is doing a high quality of work and is a credit to its Principal." — 
President Alderman. 

"I have no where seen evidences of more thorough work in the educa- 
tional line." — Rev. C. W. Byrd, D.J)., Atlanta. 

" I was greatly impressed with the fine spirit of your students. Your 
school is doing a blessed work." — Superintendent Joyner. 

" The excellent instruction, liberal terms and. cheap living have made 
it second to no school in the whole South." — N. G .Baptist. 

"If better work is being done under the sun than is being done at 
Buie's Creek, our attention has not been called to it." — Biblical Recorder. 

"In my judgment there is no other school in the State nor in the 
South, so far as my knowledge goes, that is doing the work of yours." — 
President Vann. 

" A number of students have come to Wake Forest from this Academy. 
We have found them well prepared; and in no case have they ever given 
us any trouble." — President Taylor. 

" I enjoyed my trip to Buie's Creek very much, and your school has 
been a subject of comment by me ever since. You are doing a great 
work — little short of wonderful. I do not know any school that has 
given me more joy." — Governor 0. B. Aycock. 




^ Introductory Sermon, D. P. Bobbins. Missionary Sermon, B. Townsend. ). 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Ninth Annual Session 



Little River Baptist Association 



HELD WITH 



Holly Springs Church, Harnett County, N.C., 

November 3, 4, 5 and 6,. 1904. 



J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator Apex, K C. 

J. A. CAMRBELL, Clerk Buie's Creek, N. C. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Ninth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Little River Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH 



Holly Springs Church, Harnett County, il C, 

November 3, 4, 5 and 6, 1904. 



J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator Apex, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk .., Buie's Creek, N. G 



Next Session meets with Cumberland Union Baptist Church, Harnett County, on 
Thursday before the First Sunday in November, 1905. 



Introductory Sermon, D. P. Robbins. Missionary Sermon, B. Townsend. 



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LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

C. B. Avera Duke, N. C. 

G. A. Bain Lucama, N. C. 

R. J. Bennett New Hill, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell Buie's Creek, N. C. 

R. D. Collier Godwin, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis Polk, N. C. 

H. W. Graham Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. Harrell Dunn, N. C. 

S. C. Page Godwin, N. C. 

D. P. Robbins Duke, N. C. 

B. Townsend Broadway, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



To be elected, one from each church, and these representatives to meet with the 
Union at Hector's Creek in January and select an Executive Com- 
mittee of five. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



Dr. C. P. Norris, D. H. Senter, N. T. Patterson, 

Lilliogton. Chalybeate Springs. Mohawk. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Holly Springs Church, Mohawk, Harnett County, N. C, V 

Thursday, November 3, 1904. / 

The Little River Association met in its twenty-ninth annual ses- 
sion as above stated. The introductory sermon was preached by 
the appointee, Elder J. M. Holleman. Text: Matthew vi:33, "Seek 
ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these 
things shall be added unto you." 

After an intermission of one hour for dinner the Association 
assembled for business. 

In the absence of Bro. D. H. Senter, the former Moderator, the 
body is called to order by the Clerk. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is elected Moderator pro tem., 
who reads the 103rd Psalm. Prayer by Bro. S. C. Page. 

Brethren E. H. Ballentine and N. T. Patterson are appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

List of churches called and delegates enrolled: 

ANGIER— By Letter. 

ANTIOCH— D. A. Collins, R. J. Patterson, D. A. Patterson, J. B. F. 
Stewart. 

A VERASBORO— Represented by Letter. 

BAPTIST GROVE— A. Y. Tutor, J. S. Brown. 

BETHEL— A. O. West, C. B. West, A. A. Clark. 

BUIE'S CREEK— E. M. Lassiter, T. L. Reardon. 

CENTRAL— J. M. Holleman. 

CUMBERLAND UNION— T. B. Lanier, J. E, Lanier, J. S. Brown, J. A. 
Tutor, J. G. Johnson. 

DUKE — Represented by Letter. 

DUNN — A, E. Alderman. 

FRIENDSHIP— J. W. Byrd, C. M. Allen, F. J. Bethune, W. J. Bethune, 
A. P. Dollar. 

HECTOR'S CREEK— D. H. Senter, W. F. Smith, H. Y. Smith. 

HOLLY SPRINGS— J. W. Buchanan, Sr., W. D. Patterson, Sherwood 
Patterson, J. M. Thomas, J. R. Wnson. 

JUNIPER SPRINGS— C. B, McNeill, C. M. Howard, H. B. Thomas, W. B. 
Thomas, A. P. Thomas. 

LILLINGTON— Dr. C. P. Norris. 

MACEDONIA— By Letter. 

MOUNT TABOR— By Letter. 

NEILL'S CREEK— Represented by Letter. 

NEW! HILL— Represented by Letter. 

PINE FOREST— J. D. Avera. 

PINEY GROVE— E. H. Ballentine, C. H. Norris. 

PLEASANT RIDGE— A. B. Kelly. 

SHERWOOD— S. C. Page. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS PRESENT— J. A. Campbell, J. M. Holleman, 
S. C. Page, D. P. Robbins, B. Townsend. 

On motion, Elder J. M. Holleman is elected Moderator for the 
ensuing year, and J. A. Campbell, Clerk and Treasurer. 



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On motion, Brethren B. Townsend, A. E. Alderman and S. C. 
Page are appointed a Committee on Order of Business. 

Brethren E. H. Ballentine and J. E. Lanier are appointed Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Moderator proceeds to appoint brethren to write reports for this 
session. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow 9:30 a. m. 
Prayer by Brother Robbins. 



FRIDAY— Morning Session. 

On account of the inclement weather, the Association did not 
convene until 11 o'clock. 

Bro. Conrad reads part of the 119th Psalm and leads in prayer. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

New delegates enrolled and other letters read. 

Visiting brethren invited and Brethren Hight C. Moore, repre- 
senting State Missions and Sunday Schools, and S. F. Conrad, rep- 
resentative of North Carolina Baptist, report and are welcomed to 
seats. 

Elder J. M. Holleman reads the report on Aged Ministers' Relief, 
and after remarks by Brethren J. M. Holleman and S. F. Conrad, 
on motion, the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

At the last session of our Association Rev. A. N. Campbell was ap- 
pointed to write a report for this session on Ministers' Relief but God 
has ordered otherwise and has taken Bro. Campbell from us by death. 
So I offer this report in its place. Last year 8 of our churches failed to 
send any contribution to this Board. The other 16 churches sent $25.57. 
From the report of Bro. J. F. MacDuffie, Corresponding Secretary of the 
Board, we gather these facts: The funds on hand would only provide 
about $5.50 each for the next three months. There is now on the Board 
24 families, some poor, others poorer, and some the poorest. They do not 
murmur or complain at what we give them. Two have died since the 
last meeting of our Convention, five have been added to the list and one 
discontinued. While the numbers have increased the contributions have 
increased but very little. Let us prayerfully consider our duty to these 
aged men of God who have borne the heat and burden of the day in the 
years gone by and who now are awaiting for the Lord, to call them up 
higher. God knows that they are still needed in the world, so he is keep- 
ing them here and using us to provide for them that our reward as well 
as theirs, may be greater in the world to come. Let us never forget them 
in our prayers and in our offerings. May God bless our fathers in the 
ministry and their families who have helped them in their work. May 
God bless us in our efforts to care for them and may our contributions 
be increased from year to year as the work grows larger. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

Committee. 



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A collection for this object, amounting to $2.11, is taken, every 
person present contributing. 

Brother D. H. Senter reads the report on Temperance, and after 
remarks by Brethren S. F. Conrad and S. C. Page, on motion, the 
report is adopted: 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

There has been a marvelous and rapid growth of the temperance senti- 
ment in North Carolina within the past twenty years. County after county 
has abolished the licensed sale of liquor — some by the direct vote of the 
people and others by legislative enactment incorporating the churches and 
schools of the county, and others by the Board of County Commissioners 
refusing to grant license. We can point with pride at many of these 
counties and note the beneficial effects which are to be seen. In Gaston 
county 30 years ago there were 48 licensed government distilleries, now 
there is not a distillery in the county and instead there are 32 cotton mills. 

In Cabarrus county there are now 14 cotton mills and no saloons. In 
the great county of Cleveland there are about 20 cotton mills and no 
saloons. In Rutherford there are many cotton mills and no saloons. In 
eastern and middle Carolina there are also many where the liquor traffic 
was abolished before the recent legislation upon that question. We men- 
tion the counties of Union, Scotland, Cumberland, Chatham, Sampson, 
Duplin, Onslow, Pender, Bladen, Columbus, Robeson and others. In the 
extreme west in the mountain region there are also a number of counties 
where the liquor traffic was abolished before the recent legislation. It was 
this great reform which no doubt led to the legislation on this question. 
We are glad to note that our Southland is leading the rest of the nation 
in abolishing the licensed sale of liquor. The Saturday Evening Post, a 
non-political paper, says' in discussing the temperance question in its 
reference to the South: "After the war thei South had almost as many 
drinking places as it had stores. To-day more than half the counties 
below the Mason's and Dixon's Line prohibit the sale of liquor. For in- 
stance, almost 60 per cent, of Texas, nearly 80 per cent, of Georgia, 90 per 
cent of Mississippi and all of Tennessee except eight cities, have voted 
out saloons. While even in Kentucky 47 counties are under prohibition 
rule." Since the passage of the Watts Bill more than two-thirds of the 
counties of this State are now without the licensed sale of liquor. But 
while all this is encouragement to the friends of temperance the evils of 
the liquor traffic are almost incredible. Some recent estimates place the 
amount of alcoholic liquors consumed annually in this country at 1,607,010,- 
580 gallons at a cost of $1,242,943,118, averaging about 20 gallons per head, 
for every man, woman and child in the nation. A fair estimate places 
the number slain by liquor annually in this country at 80,000. About 80 
per cent, of all the crime before our criminal courts comes from liquor. 
Seventy-five per cent, of the orphans in our asylums are there from liquor, 
and it is also said that one out of every five of the young men of this 
country are annually drafted in to fill up the depleted army of dram drinkers 
ana drunkards. In view of these alarming evils what attitude, should 
we as Christians, assume toward it? We would urge our people in every 
proper way to enter their protest against its manufacture and sale and that 
our people withhold their suffrages from those men who are the open 
advocates of the liquor traffic. D. H. SENTER, 

Committee. 

The rain continuing so heavy, and the weather being so very 
unfavorable, on motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow 9 
o'clock A. M. 



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SATURDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Elder S. C. Page, who reads 
19th Psalm. Prayer by Brother S. F. Conrad. 

Minutes of yesterday are read and approved. 

Elder J. M. Holleman reads the report on Home Missions, and 
after remarks by Brethren J. M. Holleman and S. F. Conrad, on 
motion, the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

In the Providence of God our Home Board is called upon to do a mighty- 
work for God and for the salvation of the souls of our own people and 
those coming among us. This Board now has a clear sea and its sails fully 
spread. The work before this Board was never more visible, while its work 
covers all our South or home land. New features of this work are constantly 
coming to light and people and tongues from the various nations of the 
earth are constantly coming among us, bringing all kinds of idolatry and 
wickedness and from Rome there comes a great stream of Catholicism that 
empties its deadly waters in all our cities, towns and country, aiming mostly 
at the children and youth of our land. All these things and many others 
should stimulate us to stand by this Board and help furnish them with all 
needed means to keep the banner of King Jesus floating in the breeze. 
As the streams of the gospel flow out from our home land to other nations, 
it is important that the fountain from which it flows be kept pure. This 
our Home Board is trying to do by keeping our home fields well cultivated, 
so that our home influence may capture all foreign influences that may 
come among us. When this country was discovered we found the wild 
savages Indians here. We could not live among them in peace so we made 
war on them and not until most of them had been killed did our people 
conceive the idea of saving them with the gospel. But since this Board 
sent the gospel among them, war with them has ceased. The mission of 
this Board in Cuba is peace rather than war; its mission everywhere is 
peace and good will to all men. Our own Bro. Brown who has done such 
a noble work among the people of Western N. C. is now connected with this 
Board in the interest of the great educational movement in our mountain 
country which seems to be solving the great problem of reaching these 
people with the gospel. And they have now staring them in the face 
the unsolved problem of Christianizing the negro in the South. Our duty 
to this race is one of the burdens of the Board at this time and the prayers 
of all Christians are asked in behalf of the work of the Board on all its 
ields of labor. Let us heartily sustain this Board in every department of 
the Lord's work undertaken by them. Last year 22 of our 24 churches 
contributed $66.10 to this Board. Only two churches are blank in this 
column. Let us labor to have no blanks in our columns. In order that 
we may keep posted on the work of this Board we would recommend our 
Home Field, a worthy paper published by this Board, at the low price of 
10 cents per year. We learn from this paper that there has been a very 
gratifying increase in contributions to the Home Board this year. May 
they continue to increase. The Board can wisely use $200,000 this year. 
May the Lord grant it. J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

f Committee. 

Elder B. Townsend reads the report on Education. On motion 
to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren B. Townsend, Hight C. 
Moore and J. A. Campbell and the report is adopted: 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Education has always been important, but it is more so now than ever 
before. The hour is here when we must have our zeal preceded by knowl- 
edge. We realize now that our children must be better educated than 
formerly, if we hold our own, to say nothing of making progress. The 
time in which we live demands men and women who have high ideas, 
noble aspirations and ability, for before the army of Christians lies a field 
ripe for harvest. We shall have it only when our hearts come to feel our 
indebtedness to the children and to know that men of broadened minds 
make a great and mighty people. 

Brethren, among the many worthy objects oefore us, let every voice 
stress the importance of education. It is all important that the intellect be 
cultivated. It helps us to understand the Word of God with wondrous 
beauty. It is the channel by which we enter into the hidden light of 
divine truth, aided by the Holy Spirit. We have many schools and colleges 
worthy of our support. B. TOWNSEND. 

On motion, J. A. Campbell is allowed to place an advertisement 
of Buie's Creek Academy on the fly-leaf of the Minutes. 

Brother C. M. Allen reads the report on Prayer and Prayer 
Meetings, and after remarks by him, on motion, the report is 
adopted: 

REPORT ON PRAYER AND PRAYER MEETINGS. 

Our Lord taught his disciples to pray and assured them that their prayers 
in His name would be effective. He also left an example of prayer, which 
we know as the Lord's prayer. It is the duty of every Christian to pray 
without ceasing. Without true prayer all our efforts to develop will fail 
to be productive of the best results. Christ did his part; He left an exam- 
ple of prayer, taught us how to pray, and assured us of favorable answers 
to prayer. Do you think we are doing our duty in regard to prayer? There 
should be in every community a live and well attended prayer meeting, 
which means better and deeper spirituality, a better church and a better 
people. Let each of us as Christians pray more often and more earnestly. 
Thus shall our souls be blessed and His kingdom prosper. 

C. M. ALLEN, 
Committee. 

Elder S. C. Page reads the report on State Missions, and, on mo- 
tion to adopt, remarks'are made by Elder Hight C. Moore, and the 
report is adopted: 

STATE MISSIONS. 

We understand the object of State Missions to be a Baptist church in 
reach of all the people of our State. Therefore State Missions is the basis 
of all our mission work. While God has graciously blessed our efforts in 
the past, yet there are large sections of our State destitute of the Truth. 
Our State Board and faithful Secretary are making great effort to raise 
this year $30,000 to meet the demands of this work. It requires conse- 
crated men and consecrated money to carry on the work. God has made 
us able to raise this amount. Let us each be faithful to our blessed Master 
in the discharge of our whole duty. S. C. PAGE, 

Committee. 

Collections for State Missions amounts to $12.66. 



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Brother A. E. Alderman reads the report on Periodicals, and 
after remarks by Brethren Alderman, S. F. Conrad and H. G. 
Moore, on motion, the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

There are periods when people will read. At this period great care 
should be taken as to our literature, for people are made largely by what 
they read. The matter we read often determines our character. Therefore, 
it is important that we put before our children such reading that will in- 
spire them to make men and women who will be an honor to our land and 
glory to God. We recommend as good papers The Biblical Recorder, North 
Carolina Baptist, Charity and Children, Foreign Mission Journal, Home 
Field and especially our own little paper, The Little River Record. If 
we take these papers into our homes and get our children to love to read 
them we shall do well. A. E. ALDERMAN, 

Committee. 

On motion, adjourn one hour for dinner. 
Afternoon Session. 

J. A. Campbell reads the report on Foreign Missions, and, after 
remarks by him, on motion, the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" was the 
great command of our Lord; and yet nineteen centuries after its utterance 
two-thirds of the race are groping in the darkness and blight of sin. But 
during the last century there was a great advance in Missions so that now 
there are about 15,000 missionaries on the foreign fields and 79,000 native 
assistants, a force in all of 94,000 workers. 

The foreign mission work of the Southern Baptist Convention began with 
the organization of that body at Augusta, Ga., in May, 1845, when a standing 
Committee on Foreign Missions was appointed. This committee (called a 
Board) is appointed each year by the' Convention. It consists of twenty- 
one members who live in Richmond, Va., all of them tried and true men. 
Two of these, the Corresponding Secretary and the Assistant Secretary, re- 
ceive salaries for all their time, the Treasurer for a part of the time. No other 
member of the Board receives one cent, but on the contrary they give freely 
of time and service and means for the work which they love. The Board 
makes a report to the brethren annually, in Convention, of the work done. 

Our work has been greatly blessed and for seven years we have reported 
at the Convention all expenses paid and "No debt." In the last six years 
one hundred new missionaries have been sent out; others are now under 
appointment. We have missions in China, Africa, Japan, Italy, Mexico, 
Brazil, and Argentina the last named country having been occupied only 
last year. At the Convention in 1898 we had a force of foreign and native 
workers of 193 and that year we rejoiced in 701 baptisms. We now have 
a force of 353 and praise God for 2,076 baptisms for the year. Last year 
our contributions through the Foreign Mission Board amounted to $247,629.62 
-and at Nashville, Tenn., last May the Board was told to enlarge the work 
and lay it out on a basis of 25 per cent advance this year. 

Let each of our churches make this advance in its contributions, extend 
its missionary knowledge and enthusiasm, and pray the Lord of the harvest 
for yet more laborers. J. A. CAMPBELL, 

Committee. 



The following pledges for Missions are made: 

Foreign. State. Associational. 

Angier $ 100 $ 4 00 $ 4 00 

Antioch 15 00 10 00 5 00 

Averasboro 15 00 10 00 5 00 

Buie's Creek . 25 00 25 00 15 00 

Central 1 00 3 00 4 00 

Cumberland Union 5 00 3 00 5 00 

Duke 10 00 10 00 10 00 

Dunn 25 00 50 00 20 00 

Friendship 20 00 25 00 10 00 

Hector's Creek 10 00 25 00 10 00 

Holly Springs 30 00 . 20 00 8 00 

Juniper Springs 10 00 10 00 5 00 

Lillington 2 00 6 00 4 00 

Neill's Creek 3 00 8 00 7 00 

New Hill 10 00 6 00 10 00 

Pine Forest 5 00 5 00 5 00 

Piny Grove 5 00 8 00 10 00 

Pleasant Ridge 2 00 2 50 4 00 

Sherwood 2 50 5 00 

Elder D. P. Robbins reads the report on Associational Missions, 
and after remarks by him and J. A. Campbell, on motion, the 
report is adopted: 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

We find in I Cor. 3:9 "we are laborers together with God" and in Acts 
1:8 "And ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem" &c, which is our 
local work. When we look out upon our mission fields in the Little River 
Association, we see that it is white already unto harvest. We should bestir 
ourselves to seize the opportunities while they are passing, praying the Lord 
of the harvest to send forth laborers into the harvest. 

Our Executive Board has been aiding several points during the year and 
all the points are in a hopeful condition. These points must be helped to 
become self-sustaining and other points within our territory are very inviting. 
Let us enter the fields while they are open to us. 

D. P. ROBBINS, 

Committee. 

Pledges for Associational Missions are adopted the same as last 
year, with request that so far as possible they shall be increased. 

A subscription for building a house of worship at Duke is begun, 
amounting to about $206.25, and the brethren are requested to lay 
the matter before the churches and urge immediate action in aiding 
to build a house of worship at that point. 

MISSION FIELDS. 

Angier — The Executive Board has appropriated to this point $25.00 and the 
State Board gives $50.00. Elder J. M. Holleman served the church and has 
been called for the ensuing year. A meeting was held during the year, 
church has been painted and furnished with seats and the outlook is some- 
what encouraging. 



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Averasboro — This point has made considerable progress. During the 
past year they received only $25.00 from the Executive Board, nothing from 
the State Board and for next year they ask for nothing. Elder D. P. Robbins, 
the missionary at this point, has preached 35 sermons, baptized 10, received 
by letter 5, raised for house and all objects $343.32. This promises to be 
a strong and promising field. 

Duke — Here is the factory town and presents to our people new prob- 
lems. They have no house of worship and represent a changing population. 
Elder D. P. Robbins has served this point, preaching 38 sermons, baptizing 
4, received by letter 4, and raised for all objects $92.17. 

The Executive Board and State Board each gave $50.00 to this point. We 
must immediately build a house of worship here. 

Pine Forest — This point has taken on new life. A splendid meeting was 
held, 11 baptized, 2 restored, with $74.32 raised for all objects. Pastor Rob- 
bins reports 42 sermons preached. 

Bro. E. M. Lassiter spent two months in and around Duke and Pine Forest 
as Colporter sent out Dy the State Board and we believe mucn good was 
done. 

Lillington — Pastor Holleman has been doing faithful service here and 
reports 6 received by letter, some of whom add real strength to our cause. 

The town is growing, the church house has been remodeled and the out- 
look is more hopeful. The State Board has appropriated $50.00 and the 
Executive Board $25.00 to this point. 

Pleasant Ridge — The Executive Board appropriated $25.00 to this point 
and Elder A. N. Campbell was pastor up to the time of his death when 
Elder B. Townsend was invited to supply. Our cause here is in a more 
hopeful condition, 2 baptisms are reported, the last public acts of our de- 
ceased Bro. Campbell. 

The following resolution, offered by Brother A. E Alderman, was 
adopted: 

"Resolved, That this Association require the missionaries serving under 
appointment of the Executive Board to report each quarter to the Board 
the number of sermons preached, tracts distributed, moneys raised and 
any other work that they may do which would be of interest to the churches." 

Brother N. T. Patterson reads the report on Sunday Schools, and, 
on motion, the discussion of the report is deferred until to-morrow 
morning: 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We believe (1) in the Sunday-school as the church engaged in studying 
and teaching the Scriptures; (2) in a Sunday-school in every Baptist Church; 
(3) in a Sunday-school that reaches, enlists and edifies every member of 
every church; (4) in a Baptist Sunday-school in reach of every person in the 
State if possible; (5) in the Sunday-school in every church and community 
every Sunday in the year; (6) in a Sunday-school manned by the best officers 
and teachers available; (7) that our Sunday-school workers should be trained 
for the highest efficiency; (8) that each Sunday-school should have the 
organization necessary to its most effective work; (9) that our churches 
should equip themselves with suitable apartments and appliances for their 
teaching work; and (10) that every Sunday-school should bend every energy 
toward its supreme work of informing about Christ, leading to Christ and 
building up in Christ. 

In North Carolina we Baptists have set our hands afresh to this great work 
and our Field Secretary is receiving every encouragement in his efforts to 
improve our Sunday-school condition. But the need is great for more and 



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larger and better Sunday-schools. Let us then put our energy and our 
hearts into this great work. 

Your committee would recommend: 

(1) That each of our churches put new life and fervor in its Sunday- 
school work. 

(2) That our Associations, following its custom, set apart the second fifth 
Sunday meeting in 1905 for the consideration of Sunday-school topics and 
the unifying of our Sunday-school forces. 

(3) That our Associational Sunday-school Board be requested not only 
to arrange for this meeting but also to advance in every possible way the 
Sunday-school interests of the Association and to co-operate with our State 
Field Secretary in his Institute work in our bounds, and to report at our 
next session. 

(4) That our Sunday-schools be urged to make one offering a month for 
our Thomasville Orphanage and at least one offering during the year for our 
Baptist Sunday-school work. Respectfully, 

N. T. PATTERSON. 

Brother D. H. Senter reads the report on Obituaries, and, after 
remarks by Brethren D. H. Senter, J. D. Avera and J. M. Holle- 
man, on motion, the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Since the last meeting of our Association, "Death, the reaper," has been 
in our midst and called from among us to an unknown world beyond 22 of 
our number, among whom were some of our most useful and consecrated 
workers. 

Rev. A. N. Campbell 

was born Aug. 23, 1837, and died September 6th, 1904, being 67 years and 
13 days old. Bro. Campbell professed faith in Christ in early manhood and 
in October, 1872, was ordained to the full work of the Gospel Ministry by a 
Presbytery consisting of Dr. W. M. Wingate, Rev. Stincean Ivey and Rev. 
A. D. Blackwood. During his ministry of 32 years he organized 16 churches 
most of them in the bounds of the Little River Association. Among the 
churches organized by him are: Hector's Creek, Baptist Grove, Holly 
Springs, Benson, Pine Forest, New Life (now Angier) some of which are 
among our strongest and most active churches. He baptized during his 
ministry more than a thousand converts. He was the leading spirit in the 
organization of our Association and attended every session of the same. 
He attended nearly every session of our Union Meetings and Sunday School 
Conventions and always took an active part in the discussions and was Mod- 
erator of both bodies for a number of years. No man can estimate the good 
done by this brother nor the number of moral influences put in motion 
by him. 

Deacon N. B. Jones 

of Neill's Creek Church died last February at a ripe old age, at the close 
of a life full of good works. He was born and reared in Hector's Creek 
township, Harnett county. While^he was yet a young man he removed to 
Apex in Wake county, where he spent the best part of his life. For several 
years prior to his death he lived near his old home and affiliated with 
Neill's Creek church into whose fellowship he was first baptized. He was a 
kind husband, a loving father and a good neighbor. He was a comfort to 
the bereaved and a friend to the poor. Truly, his life abounded in good 
works. D. H. SENTER, 

S. C. PAGE, 

Committee. 



—12— 

Brother J. E. Lanier reads the report on Orphanage, and, on 
motion to adopt, remarks are made by Brethren J. E. Lanier and 
H. C. Moore and the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

There is perhaps no question before our Association of more impor- 
tance than the Orphanage. There are now about three hundred chil- 
dren at our Orphanage at Thomasville and the responsibility of caring for 
them, feeding, clothing and educating them, falls upon our Baptist people 
of North Carolina. Since our last Association the Whitty Building, at that 
time being built, has been completed. The Raleigh Association has appoint- 
ed a committee to investigate the needs and cost of another building. May 
other buildings follow until protection is provided for all the homeless chil- 
dren of our State. Our hearts are filled with sadness on account of the 
scourge of fever that has been raging among the children. Death has called 
three of these bright jewels home. These new conditions have made ex- 
penses heavier and the demands for money are greater than ever before. 
Let each of us lend a helping hand and move the cause along. Let us lay 
up treasures in God's store-house and add stars to our crown that shall 
shine on through all eternity. The Lord loves a cheerful giver and will 
reward those who care for his little ones. J. E. LANIER, 

Committee. 

Collection for the Orphanage amounts to $6.17. 
The Moderator appoints the following brethren to write reports 
for next year: 

Associational Missions — T. B. Lanier. 
State Missions — J. A. Campbell. 
Home Missions — D. H. Senter. 
Foreign Missions — D. P. Robbins. 
Periodicals — S. C. Page. 
Temperance — B. Townsend. 
Ministers' Relief — W. D. Patterson. 
Sunday Schools — J. McK. Byrd. 
Education — H. Y. Smith. 
Orphanage — George E. Byrd. 
Prayer Meetings — E. M. Lassiter. 

Committee on Time, Place and Preachers for next Association 
and Union Meeting report, and, on motion, the report is adopted: 

Time for Association: Thursday before the first Sunday in November. 

Place: Cumberland Union. 

Introductory sermon: D. p. Robbins; Missionary Sermon, Berder Town- 
send. 

Union Meeting at Hector's Creek: Introductory sermon, S. C. Page: 
Missionary sermon, J. A. Campbell. 

Committee on Delegates to Convention report, and report adopted: 
To Southern Convention, J. M. Holleman; to State Convention, 
Berder Townsend, J. M. Holleman, D. P. Robbins, J. A. Campbell, 
and any brother who may attend. 



—13— 

Brother D. H. Senter offers the following, which is heartily- 
adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be tendered to the brethren, sisters 
and friends of Holly Springs church and community for their kind hospi- 
tality to delegates and visitors to this Association. 

Treasurer of Association reports and his report is adopted. (See 
report). 

Committee on Finance report and the report is adopted. (See 
report). 

On motion, the Clerk is allowed $10.00 for his services. 

On motion, adjourn until to-morrow 9:30 a. m. Benediction by 
Brother H. C. Moore. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Dr. C. P. Norris. 

Elder Hight C. Moore, Field Secretary of the Sunday School 
Work for North Carolina, delivers a most powerful address on Sun- 
day schools. 

On motion, the report on Sunday Schools, offered on yesterday, 
is adopted. 

On motion, Dr. C. P. Norris, D. H. Senter and N. T. Patterson 
are appointed a Sunday School Board for the ensuing year. 

Committee appointed to nominate a member of the State Board 
of Missions recommend Elder J. M. Holleman. Motion adopted. 

Committee to nominate an Executive Board recommend that 
each church be requested to elect one member to constitute an 
Executive Board, and that these representatives meet with the first 
Union Meeting and select five of their number to constitute an 
Executive Committee, this committee having the power to transact 
business. On motion, the report is adopted. 

After an adjournment of fifteen minutes, the Missionary Sermon, 
by request of appointee, J. A. Campbell, is preached by Elder 
Hight C. Moore. Text: John xx:21, "As my Father hath sent me, 
even so send I you." 

The large, beautiful house of worship, newly finished, was filled 
with people, the singing was beautiful, the sermon was strong and 
powerful, and the entire audience seemed to be stirred by the Spirit's 
power. The collection was for State Missions and amounted to 
$9.45. 

Thus closed a most prosperous and pleasant session of the Asso- 
ciation. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator. 

J. A. Campbell, Clerk. 



-14- 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1903. 

DR. 

To cash— Minutes and Clerk $ 36 57 

To cash — Associational Missions 69 28 

To cash — State Missions 156 45 

To cash — Home Missions 40 43 

To cash — Foreign Missions 75 25 

To cash — Ministerial Education 25 94 

To cash — Aged ministers 23 97 

To cash — Sunday Schools t 3 00 

To cash — Female University 6 45 

To cash — Baptist Orphanage 94 43 



Total $ 531 77 

CR. 

By amount paid for minutes and to Clerk $ 36 57 

By amount paid to Treasurer of Executive Board 69 28 

By amount paid to Treasurer of State Convention 331 49 

By amount paid to Treasurer of Orphanage 94 43 



Total $ 531 77 

J. A. CAMPBELL, 

Treasurer. 



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REPORT ON FINANCE. 



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Holly Springs 

Juniper Springs . . 

Lillington 

Macedonia 

Mt. Tabor 

Neill's Creek 

New Hill 

Pine Forest 

Piney Grove 

Pleasant Ridge. . . 

Sherwood 

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$2 75 
2 39 

1 40 

i 25 

6 00 

2 00 
2 05 

13 00 



6 00 



1 00 



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8 72 
6 50 
1 25 

4 75 
25 00 

3 00 

5 00 



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20 00 
20 00 

8 00 
12 00 

6 00 

1 00 
3 20 
8 00 

2 00 



6 28 
2 42 
4 00 

22 11 



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5 00 



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2 00 
6 00 

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3 85 



$1 00 

9 80 

11 20 

5 00 
2 00 

20 00 
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11 51 

9 28 
10 00 
10 00 

9 26 

6 50 



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6 69 
4 25 
4 96 
3 00 

25 00 
1 00 

7 00 



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2 66 



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1 00 



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20 00 

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3 00 

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2 50 



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34 15 

24 60 
13 46 
15 25 
94 00 

9 00 
26 13 
26 51 

25 28 
57 12 
60 00 
42 44 
38 00 
15 00 

7 30 

8 22 
31 50 
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12 84 

26 63 
3 42 
7 50 

30 39 



Total. 



35 80 



72 95 



178 21 



39 45 



125 63 



120 39 



23 75 



37 71 12 40 



646 04 



Respectfully submitted. 



E. H. Ballentine, 
J. E Lanier, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

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Baptist Grove 


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Bethel 




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1 50 

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Friendship 


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Piney Grove 


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28 52 


24 76 


72 95 


139 47 



$139 47 
Balance from 1903 129 59 

Total ( Or. ) by disbursements 269 06 

Board allowed Secretary-Treasurer for services during 1903. .$ 4 00 

Paid Rev. A. N. Campbell, Missionary 25 00 

Rev. J. M. Holleman, Missionary 50 00 

Rev. D. P. Robbins, Missionary 100 00 

Rev. B. Townsend 5 00 

Board allowed Secretary for 1904 4 00 

Total disbursements 188 00 

Balance in Treasury 81 06 

H. Y. Smith, Treasurer Executive Board. 



—IT- 



SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT. 



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F. M. Willis, Duke 


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A. M. Shaw, Lillington 


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W. C. Bright, New Hill... 


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J. D. Dennis, Holly Springs 

A. B. Kelly, For kade 


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I PREPARES FOR COLLEGE OR FOR BUSINESS. 

No Better Business Course in the State. Exceptional Ad- 
vantages in Music, Art, Elocution, Telegraphy. 

f Elegant New Brick Building. Library. Three Excellent Lit- 
erary Societies. Moral Surroundings Unsurpassed. Open 
to Boys and Girls. Faculty of Twelve. Rates Low. 
"Clubs" for Boys. 



Four Hundred and Sixty-Nine Students Last Year 

From fifty-five counties and seven States. 



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" It is doing a high quality of work, and is a credit to its ( 
Principal." — President Alderman. 

"A number of students have come t'o Wake Forest from 
this Academy. We have found them well prepared, and in 
( no case have they ever given us any trouble." — President 

Taylor. 
^ " In my judgment there is no other school in the State 
►/ nor in the South, so far as my knowledge goes, that is doing <j 
the work of yours." — President Vami. 

" You are doing a great work — little short of wonderful. 
L I do not know any school that has given me more joy than 
yours." — Governor C. B. Aycock. 

For Catalogue, address 

Rev. J. A. CAMPBELL, Principal, 

Bute's Creek, Harnett County, N. C. 



MINUTES 



of the 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



of the 



LITTLE (JlfijJ BApTI0T A$0ClAT10|i 

held with 

CUMBERLAND UNION CHURCH, 

HARNETT COUNTY, N. C, 

November 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1905. 



J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator, .... Apex, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk and Treasurer, . . Buie's Creek, N. C. 



Next session meets with Lillington Baptist Church, Thursday before the 
first Sunday in November, 1906. 



Introductory Sermon, E. M. Lassiter. 

^Missionary Sermon, ...... Berder Townsend. 



NASH BROTHERS 

BOOTC AND COMMERCIAL, PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



G A. BAIN Dunn, N. C. 

R. J. BENNETT New Hill, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J D. DENNIS Polk, N. C. 

H. W. GRAHAM Swann's Station, N. C. 

W. B. HARRELL Dunn, N. C. 

J M. HOLLEMAN Apex, N. C. 

E. M. LASSITER Buie's Creek, N. C. 

S. C. PAGE Dunn, N. C. 

BERDER TOWNSEND Broadway, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

J. W. Byrd, Duke, Chairman; H. Y. Smith, Buie's Creek, Secretary; 

E. H. Ballantine, Holly Springs; Dr. C. P. Norris, Lillington; D. H. Nordon, 

Legal; and one member to be selected from any church 

not represented in the above. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 

J. R. Baggett, Buie's Creek; D. H. Senter, Chalybeate Springs; A. P. Thomas, 

Broadway. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cumberland Union Church, Harnett County, N. C, 

Thursday, November 2, 1905. 

The Little River Baptist Association met in its thirtieth annual session as 
above stated. The introductory sermon was preached by Elder C. V. Brooks, 
Text: Acts 1:8 "And ye shall be witnesses unto me." 

After an intermission for dinner, the Association assembled for business. 
The meeting was called to order by former Moderator Elder J. M. Holleman, 
who read part of 16th chapter of Matthew and led in prayer. 

Brethren N. T. Patterson and D. H. Senter are appointed Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches is called and delegates enrolled. 

Angier — C. W. Flowers and P. Pate. 

Antioch— L. B. Hunt, M. B. O'Quinn, D. H. Nordon and D. A. Collins. 

Averasboro — D. R. Ennis. 

Baptist Grove — J. W. Dean, W. E. Wood and W. B. Jones. 

Bethel— J. A. Clark. 

Buie's Creek — E. M. Lassiter, J. M. Pope, James Johnson and C. M. Collier. 

Central — J. M. Holleman. 

Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, C. Hardee, McL. Bradley, S. A. Lanier 

and D. G. Ballentine. 
Duke— C. M. Byrd, J. E. Butts. 
Dunn— H. C. McNeill. 

Friendship— J. W. Byrd, L. W. Byrd and J. T. Byrd. 
Hector's Creek— D. H. Senter, C. W. Matthews, W. F. Smith and H. Y. 

Smith. 
Holly Springs — W. D. Patterson, N. T. Patterson, B. B. Wilson and G. F. 

Dennis. 
Juniper Springs — M. S. Bradley, S. F. Thomas, Geo. Core, Benton Dickens 

and C. H. Thomas. 
Lillington— C. P. Norris and H. C. Stewart. 
Macedonia — D. H. Wheeler, A. S. Austin. 
Mount Tabor — R. B. Wilkins. 

Neill's Creek — W. T. Morgan, Walter Johnson, Dallas Johnson. 
New Hi!! — J. J. Edwards, J. C. Edwards, R. F. Seagraves and A. J. Edwards. 
Pine Forest — J. D. Avera. 

Piney Grove— E. H. Ballentine, N. A. Betts, W. A. Mason and T. E. Smith 
Pleasant Ridge — J. B. Pittman and G. A. Dickens. 
Sherwood — Represented by letter. 
Ordained Ministers Present — J. M. Holleman, J. D. Dennis, E. M. Lassiter, 

B. Townsend and J. A. Campbell. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats and the following respond and are 
welcomed : 

Bro. D. B. Buffaloe from the Johnston County Association and Rev. C. V. 
Brooks from the Raleigh Association. 

The next business being the election of officers, on motion, Elder J. M. 
Holleman is re-elected Moderator for the ensuing year and J. A. Campbell, 
Clerk and Treasurer. 

On motion, Brethren B. Townsend, T. B. Lanier and C. P. Norris are 
appointed a committee on Order of Business. 

The Moderator appoints brethren to write reports on the usual subjects. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow morning 9:30. 

Benediction by J. A. Campbell. 



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SECOND DAY— FRIDAY MORNING. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. B. M. Lassiter, reading part of 
2nd chapter of John. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. Roll of delegates called and 
new delegates enrolled. Visiting brethren invited to seats and the following 
respond: 

Rev. Livingston Johnson, corresponding secretary of Baptist State Con- 
vention; Rev. Hight C. Moore, Sunday School secretary; Rev. J. S. Farmer, 
representing the Biblical Recorder; Rev. S. F. Conrad, representing the 
North Carolina Baptist; Bro. Archibald Johnson, Editor of Charity and 
Children and representative of the Baptist Orphanage. 

Committee on Order of Business report: 

Friday. 

10:00 a. m. — Home Missions. 
10:30 a. m. — Sunday Schools. 
11:00 a. m. — State Missions. 

Rev. C. V. Brooks reads the report on Home Missions and, on motion to 
adopt, remarks are made by him and Bro. L. Johnson and the report is 
adopted. 

The Home Mission Board directs that part of our mission work concerned 
with destitution in the Southern States and Cuba, much of this work is 
done on the same plan as that of State Missions. In addition to this, there 
is an educational feature by which mountain schools are supported. The 
immigration movement brings each year greater responsibility, as hundreds 
of thousands of low grade emigrants are coming annually to our country. If 
the heathen are not at our door they are coming with alarming rapidity. 
Let us not be slack concerning our contributions to the Home Mission 
work. The expenditure is on the basis of two to three in comparison with 
Foreign Missions. This work must not suffer loss. We have the hearty 
co-operation of the Woman's Missionary Societies. Besides their regular 
contributions they send boxes to frontier missionaries, as free-will supple- 
ments to their meagre salaries. 

D. H. SENTER, 

Committee. 

Rev. Hight C. Moore reads the report on Sunday Schools and after an 
address by him, on motion, the further discussion of the report is made 
special order for Sunday morning. (Report will be found under the pro- 
ceedings for Sunday.) 

Rev. Livingston Johnson reads the report on State Missions. On motion 
to adopt, remarks are made by Bro. Johnson and J. A. Campbell and a cash 
collection is taken for State Missions amounting to $51.69. 

Pledges are made for next year (see pledges). 

STATE MISSIONS. 

The State Mission Board began its work in 1830. The results of the 
work during these seventy-five years, justify the wisdom of our fathers in 
undertaking the work of State Missions. In 1882, for the first time the 
missionaries were required to give statistical reports of their work. From 
these reports we gather the following facts in regard to the work done dur- 
ing the last twenty-two years: Number baptized by missionaries 27,600. 
Number churches organized 754. Number of churches built 746. Number 
Sunday schools organized 750. Amount contributed for church building 
$114,000.00. 

There are 1,792 churches in the State; 754 — three-seventh of the total 



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number — were organized by the missionaries of the Board within the last 
twenty-two years. It is impossible to compute all the results of the Board 
during the seventy-five years of its existence. More than a thousand people 
are being baptized every year by the missionaries of the Board. 

What remains to be done? There are five counties in the State with 
only one preacher to the county, and four county seats with no Baptist 
church and no Baptist preacher. New railroads are being built and new 
towns are growing up along these lines of road. These places call loudly to 
the Board for help. Many of the old towns are growing rapidly, and must re- 
ceive aid from the Board or lose opportunities that can never be regained. 
The opportunities were never so great, nor the appeal so urgent as they are 
to-day. 

For the glory of God and the good of the State let us enlarge our contri- 
butions to State Missions. 

L. JOHNSON, 
Committee. 

On motion, the Association adjourns one hour for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Visiting brethren invited to seats and the following are welcomed: 

Rev. J. H. Spaulding, of the Chowan Association, the new pastor of 
Hector's Creek church; Rev. H. W. Norris, of the Raleigh Association; 
Bro. A. C. Burt, of the Raleigh Association; and Rev. J. H. Buff aloe, of the 
M. E. Church. 

Moderator appoints Brethren E. H. Ballentine and J. E. Lanier Committee 
on Finance. 

Dr. C. P. Norris reads the report on Foreign Missions and, after remarks 
by Brethren S. F. Conrad and Archibald Johnson, on motion, the report is 
adopted and pledges taken. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention located 
at Richmond, Va., with which we co-operate in Foreign Mission work, at 
present maintaining missions in China, Japan, Africa, Italy, Brazil, Mexico 
and Argentina. 

There were 2,231 baptisms during last year, and 50 new missionaries 
were sent out. With some surprise and a good deal of sadness, we note 
that our "Old North State" did not furnish one of the number, although 
in the past she has ranked foremost in furnishing men and women for 
this noble work. Let not the Foreign Mission spirit die in the hearts of 
our young men and women. We relate with pleasure that the number of 
missionaries has increased during the last ten years from 91 to 181, show- 
ing an increase of 90 laborers. Native helpers have increased from 89 to 
269, the number of churches from 85 to 194, and the membership from 3,493 
to 11,423. 

Notwithstanding all this increase the treasurer of the Board reports us 
free from debt. But greater work still is there to do. We believe 
that these consecrated men and women, our brethren and sisters, have 
been called of God to do this glorious work. Has not the same God, breth- 
ren, called us to support this work with, our prayers and contributions? 
Does God ever call servants to go without, at the same time, calling other 
servants to send? Would we be sharers in the reward we must be sharers 
in the work. During the year of 1903 the Southern Baptist Convention 
paid $247,000 and in 1904 $283,000 to this work, and of this latter amount 
the Woman's Mission Society contributed $53,000. The Little River Asso- 
ciation has a total membership of 2,373 and raised during the year 1904, 
$145.92, making an average of the small sum of 7 cents per member. Breth- 



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ren, these things ought not to be. As other Associations are increasing 
their contribution to this object, why can't we? We earnestly recom- 
mend that every church in the Association make at least one contribution 
each year to this object, and put on foot some plan of work whereby every 
member shall be given the opportunity to contribute. 

C. P. NORRIS, 

Committee. 

J. A. Campbell reads for Bro. G. E. Byrd the report on the Orphanage and 
after an address on the subject by Bro. Archibald Johnson, on motion, the re- 
port is adopted. 

Collection for the orphanage amounts to $5.77, besides a number of sub- 
scriptions to Charity and Children. 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

There are now 277 children under the care of our Orphanage. A build- 
ing is nearing completion, which, when finished, the orphanage will have 
a capacity for 350 children or more. There is only one source of support 
for these orphans and that is the Baptist people of the State. Thus as more 
room is made the burden falls heavier upon the churches. We are 
grateful at the loyalty and liberality of our churches to the orphan- 
age and we note with pride how prompt our people are to respond to 
every call the orphanage makes. Daring the scourge of typhoid fever in 
the summer of 1904, in order to provide for the health and comfort of 
the children, the trustees of the institution were forced to incur a debt, the 
interest on which, if allowed to run for twelve months, would support 
eleven children. The General Manager is anxious to have the debt off. 
It is economy, brethren, to pay it at once. Your committee would urge 
the churches to make large sacrifices to meet its unusually large and more 
urgent needs. Respectfully, 

GEO. E. BYRD, 

Committee. 

On motion the Association adjourns until to-morrow morning 9:30. 



SATURDAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Rev. J. S. Parmer conducts devotional exercises. The report on Prayer 
Meetings is read by Rev. E. M. Lassiter and after remarks by him and Bro. 
L B. Hunt, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PRAYER-MEETINGS. 

When Christ was here on earth, He not only commanded us to pray, but 
gave us a model prayer known as the Lord's Prayer, and promised that 
whatsoever we ask in His name, He would do. So, if we have not, it is be- 
cause we ask not. In view of this and the many passages of scripture 
teaching us the importance and duty of prayer, your committee urges that 
all Christians, especially not only pray individually, but assemble ourselves 
together in our homes and places of worship to pray with and for each other. 
The Master has promised that where we are gathered together in His name, 
He will be in our midst to own and bless. 

E. M. LASSITER, 
Committee. 

Dr. W. R. Cullom, of the Chair of the Bible in Wake Forest College, rep- 
resenting the Board of Education, reports and is welcomed by the Moderator. 
Committee on Time, Place and Preachers for next meeting is appointed: 



Little River Baptist Association. 



Brethren C. P. Norris, L. W. Byrd, R. B. Wilkins, C. M. Byrd and D. H. Nor- 
don. 

Rev. B. Townsend is appointed to nominate delegates to the Baptist 
State Convention and to the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Miss Belle Tyner, who for some time has been serving as city missionary 
at Duke, is recognized by the Association. 

Rev. J. S. Parmer reads for Rev. S. C. Page the report on Periodicals. 
After remarks by Brethren J. S. Farmer and J. M. Holleman, on motion, the 
report is adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The Biblical Recorder, the organ of our Convention, stands without an 
equal in Southern journalism in its timely criticism of wrong, and fearless 
support of right on all moral questions that concern our people, and in 
defence of Bible truth. It has a circulation of 10,000. 

The North Carolina Baptist, the $1.00 weekly, is also doing a good work 
all along the lines of our work. It has a circulation of 5,500. 

Charity and Children, our orphanage paper, has no superior along its line 
of work. It has a circulation of about 10,000. Our own Little River Record, 
which we are all so glad to see come, has only a circulation of 1,700, only 
about 1,000 within our own bounds. Now, brethren, we Baptist are peculiarly 
fortunate in the character, ability, popularity and piety of the editors of all 
those papers. 

A glance at the above will show that of the 184,000 white Baptists in our 
State there are only about 27,000 subscribers to all those papers, and it is 
safe to say, that there are not more than 20,000, as many subscribers take 
all of them. With the increased mailing facilities and prosperous condition 
of the country there is no good reason why the subscription list of all those 
papers should not be doubled, and we recommend that we all use our efforts 
to that end. 

We also .commend the Foreign Mission Journal and Home Field as a good 
medium of information in regard to our work abroad. 

S. C. PAGE, 
Committee. 

Bro. J. E. Lanier reads the report on Associational Missions, and after re- 
marks by Brethren T. B. Lanier, J. M. Holleman and J. A. Campbell, on 
motion, the report is adopted. 

J. A. Campbell made statement concerning the need of a house of worship 
at Duke and announced the very liberal offer of Bro. M. C. Treat, of Pennsyl- 
vania, who had agreed to give $500 toward building the house, provided our 
people will raise $1,500 by January, 1906, about $1,000 of which is already 
subscribed. $99.50 was paid by the clerk during the session of the Associa- 
tion and about $25 more subscribed. 

On motion, the Association extends its thanks to Bro. Treat for his very 
liberal and timely contribution toward our church at Duke. 

Pledges are taken for next year for Associational Missions. 

ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Thirty years ago the Lord put into the minds and hearts of some of His 
laborers to meet with the church with which we are now gathered for the 
purpose of organizing a field of undeveloped material into what is known 
as The Little River Association. 

At the time of this organization the laborers were few and the work was 
great. Yet regardless of the gloom that seemed to hang over this work, in 
the faith of the Lord, they went forward and, with nine churches and a 
membership of only about seven hundred, they organized our Association. 
The field has been developed until we now have twenty-three churches 



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and a membership of 2,373. Many of these churches and workers are 
the fruits of our Associational missions. It has been a field of mission 
work from its beginning and we praise God for the success He has given 
us in this work. But the work is not finished. There is yet material in 
our own bounds that needs to be and must be developed. Let not this 
cause rest lightly upon the hearts of the brethren and sisters of our 
churches. There are places that need our aid and we must answer their 
call. The sheaves are ready to be gathered, the laborers are few. "Pray 
ye, therefore, that the Lord may send forth laborers into His vineyard." 

T. B. LANIER, 
Committee. 

Dr. W. R. Cullom reads the report on Education and after remarks by 
him and Prof. H. Y. Smith, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

Baptists are thoroughly committed to the work of education. This does 
not mean that we would in any way minimize the work of evangelization. 
The first thought with every Mission Board connected with our system of 
work is that of evangelization. The same is true or should be true of every 
church. But the same Lord who said, "Go make disciples of all the nations," 
said also, "Teach them." That is to say, our Lord would have people 
brought into His kingdom first, and then He would have every man and 
every woman in His kingdom developed to the highest degree of efficiency in 
His service. It is at this point that the schools of every grade, founded 
and fostered by our people, have their legitimate place. 

Among such institutions Wake Forest College stands first in point of time, 
and by no means second in point of importance. Founded in 1834, this insti- 
tution has through all the years since occupied a worthy place among our 
people and among all the foremost people of the country. No one phase 
of our work has done more to bring the Baptists of North Carolina to 
the splendid degree of efficiency that we enjoy to-day. The present session, 
with its new President, its strong and able corps of teachers, its three 
hundred and twenty students, gives gratifying assurance that our college for 
boys is more and more showing itself capable of meeting the problems of 
the new day. 

In Raleigh is our Baptist University for Women. The experience of this 
school has no parallel anywhere. Brought forth through the prayers, tears 
and struggles of our people, it stands to-day a monument to the faith and the 
life of which every Baptist in North Carolina should be proud. As a con- 
crete case of what this school for our girls is doing we have only to look at 
the Missionary of our new church at Duke, right here in the bounds of our 
own Association. If we would see what this school is going to do in the 
years to come, let us look at the 350 splendid young women gathered in that 
school, and then look at the other hundreds of girls in our State who ought 
to be there and who want to be there, and say that by the grace and help of 
God they shall be there. Along with these two schools we would make men- 
tion of the excellent work of our academies throughout the State, and 
plead for them a large place in our prayers, our sympathies, and our co- 
operation. Of course, the Little River Association will do all in its power 
to encourage, patronize and help out in every way possible the excel- 
lent work at Buie's Creek Academy where the hand of God is so clearly 
manifesting itself. 

The Board of Education, located at Wake Forest, is one of the original 
and primary agencies of our State Convention. Its purpose is to discover 
and equip young men called of God into the ministry for the highest degree 
of efficiency and the largest measure of service in their all-important calling. 
Our churches are going to be very largely what their leaders make them. 
It would be hard to estimate the influence of the work done through the 



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Board of Education on all the work for which our churches stand. There 
are at present fifty-eight young men on this Board where there were forty- 
seven last year at this time. Let us thank God for these and pray Him 
to call yet many others from our midst into this great work. Let us also 
see to it that every church in this Association shall give a liberal contribu- 
tion to the support of this work during the next year. 

W. R. CULLOM, 
Committee. 

Rev. B. Townsend reads the report on Temperance and after remarks 
by him, Dr. Cullom and others, on motion, the report is adopted. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Our temperance forces in North Carolina are rapidly gaining ground. 
Almost every fight to drive saloons and dispensaries from counties and 
towns has been a success. We rejoice over the victories won. 

We are greatly encouraged in the fight against intemperance. We have 
learned that by constant endeavor we can slay seemingly our worst enemy. 

We are now willing and ready, and will not be satisfied until we have by 
Divine help slain the great evil intemperance in every form, and recom- 
mend that we as a Christian body take a stand for State prohibition. 

B. TOWNSEND, 

Committee. 

The subject of Aged Ministers is discussed and after remarks by Brethren 
W. D. Patterson and J. M. Holleman the following report is adopted: 

REPORT ON AGED MINISTERS. 

This Board is located at Durham and is doing a great work in caring for 
the aged and worn-out servants of the Gospel who have given their life 
to preaching the Gospel. We have many men in this State who at great 
sacrifice to themselves and their families labored for Christ and our denom- 
ination, and we ought to contribute of our means to care for them when 
they are too feeble to serve longer as active pastors. 

W. D. PATTERSON, 

Committee. 

Bro. D. H. Senter reads a sketch of the life of Rev. D. P. Robbins and 
Bro. W. F. Pearson and Bro. Townsend a sketch of Bro. John A. Senter, and 
after remarks on the lives of these good men who have fallen asleep during 
the year, on motion, the report is adopted. 

Feeling talks were made by Brethren J. M. Holleman, A. B. Betts, J. D. 
Avera, W. D. Patterson, B. Townsend, D. H. Senter, E. M. Lassiter and J. 
A. Campbell. 

REV, D. P. ROBBINS. 

On June 8th death entered our midst and took one of our purest and best 
in the person of one of our best workers and faithful and consecrated pas- 
tors, Rev. D. P. Robbins. Bro. Robbins was a young man in the 28th year 
of his age just entering into his life's work. 

He came to our Association in 1902 as pastor of Hector's Creek church and 
at once entered heartily into all our Association work. During his labors 
of four years in our midst he was pastor of Hector's Creek, Baptist Grove, 
Averasboro, Pine Forest, Duke and Antioch churches. The impress of his 
faithful labors will be seen and felt in all these churches in the years to 
come. 

Bro. Robbins was not a great man or a great preacher, but one who loved 



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his Lord and Master and labored to advance his Kingdom on earth with a 
zeal and earnestness to be found in few men. We shall miss him in all our 
meetings, miss his kindly voice and gentle handshake, but those of us who, 
like Bro. Robbins, are faithful to the charge committed unto us shall see 
him again and mingle with him in the courts of the New Jerusalem. 

W. F. PEARSON. 

On Oct. 5, the destroying angel entered into our midst and took our 
beloved friend and brother, W. F. Pearson, the honored and highly respected 
sheriff of Harnett county and a faithful and consistent member of Dunn 
Baptist church. Bro. Pearson was about 45 years old. He was a faithful 
friend, loving husband and an indulgent father and was always faithful to 
every charge committed to his hands. He was born and reared at Buie's 
Creek. His life labors had been performed in our midst. No man in our 
acquaintance who has mingled in life's battles as had Bro. Pearson, had more 
friends and fewer enemies among his acquaintances than he. 

DEACON JOHN A SENTER, 

Of Hector's Creek Church, was born June 22nd, 1822, and died May 27th, 
1905, having been a faithful and consecrated member of the church for more 
than 60 years and an honored deacon for more than 40 years. 

He was a true and tried man, loyal to every enterprise of our denomina- 
tion, the friend of every good and worthy cause. His was a long and useful 
life, filled with good deeds. 

In the early history of our Association he was a regular attendant upon 
our gatherings and was among the founders of Hector's Creek church. 

The following brethren are appointed to write reports for next year: 

Associational Missions — J. W. Byrd. 

State Missions — Dr. C. P. Norris. 

Home Missions — B. H. Ballentine. 

Foreign Missions — H. F. Page. 

Periodicals — D. H. Senter. 

Prayer-meetings — J. D. Betts. 

Educational — B. Townsend. 

Orphanage — H. Y. Smith. 

Sunday Schools — N. T. Patterson. 

Temperance--Z. T. Kivett. 

Obituaries — E. M. Lassiter. 

Committee on Time, Place and Preachers report and the following report 
is adopted: 

Association to meet at Lillington on Thursday before the first Sunday in 
November, 190G; introductory sermon by E. M. Lassiter; missionary sermon 
"by B. Townsend. 

The Union Meeting to be held at Mount Tabor on Friday before the fifth 
Sunday in December, 1905; introductory sermon by G. T. Mills; missionary 
sermon by J. A. Campbell. 

Sunday School Convention to be held at Duke, Friday before the fifth 
Sunday in April, 1906; programme to be arranged by the Sunday School 
Board. 

On motion, Brethren J. W. Byrd, H. Y. Smith, C. P. Norris, E. H. Ballen- 
tine and D. H. Nordon are appointed by this body as an Executive Board 
for the ensuing year, and that each church not now represented on the 
Board by the above members shall have authority to elect a representative 
from its membership, if they so desire. 

On motion, Dr. C. P. Norris is recommended as representative from this 



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Association to be a member of the State Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools. 

The following brethren are appointed delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention: J. M. Holleman, J. A. Campbell, B. Townsend, B. M. Lassiter, 
D. H. Senter, A. P. Thomas, B. H. Ballentine, T. B. Lanier, W. D. Patterson, 
H. C. Stewart, C. P. Norris, J. W. Byrd, J. M. Pope, N. T. Patterson and any 
other brother who may attend. 

J. A. Campbell is appointed delegate to Southern Baptist Convention and 
C. P. Norris alternate. 

Dr. 0. P. Norris offers the following resolution, which is adopted with en- 
thusiasm: 

Resolved, That the hearty thanks of this body are due and are hereby 
tendered to the- brethren, sisters and friends of Cumberland Union Church 
and community for their kind hospitality to the delegates and visitors of 
this Association. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-morrow morning at 9:30. 



SUNDAY MORNING. 

Devotional exercises conducted. 

On motion, Brethren J. R. Baggett, D. H. Senter and A. P. Thomas are 
appointed Sunday School Board for the ensuing year. 

Committee on Finance report, and the same is received. 

Treasurer of the Association reports, and the same is received. 

In Sunday School mass meeting short talks are made by Brethren J. M. 
Holleman, J. D. Avera, N. T. Patterson and B. Townsend, and the report 
on Sunday Schools is adopted. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Believing that the Sunday School is the Church engaged in studying and 
teaching the Scriptures; that this work is clearly authorized in the Bible; 
that it is the richest and ripest field for Christian endeavor at the present 
time; that our State Convention is seeking wisely to emphasize it as a factor 
in our development, and that for us as churches and as an Association it 
presents a wide-open door of splendid opportunity, your committee would 
earnestly recommend: 

1. That all our churches put more life, energy and consecration into 
this imperative teaching work committed to them. 

2. That every Sunday School be kept open, if possible, for every Sunday 
in the year. 

3. That special effort be made by pastors, superintendents and other 
workers to enlist in the Sunday School the adult members of our churches, 
as well as an increasing attendance on the part of the children. 

4. That we encourage the organization of branch and mission schools 
wherever practicable, so that a Sunday School may be accessible to every 
man, woman and child within our associational bounds. 

5. That each school send full report to the Association, so that the 
Sunday School table in the minutes may contain complete statistics. 

6. That our schools provide themselves with Baptist literature (as that 
furnished by our Baptist Sunday School Board, of Nashville, Tenn.), order- 
ing the same through our Baptist Book Store, Raleigh, N. C, ten or fifteen 
days before it is needed for distribution. 

7. That we arrange with our State Sunday School Secretary to hold 
within our territory during the coming year one or more Sunday School 
Institutes, with a view to training our officers and teachers and improving 
our Sunday School condition. 



12 Minutes of Little River Baptist Association. 

8. That we have a Sunday School Convention by utilizing our Union 
Meeting, in April, 1906, devoting it entirely to the consideration of Sunday 
School topics and the unifying of our Sunday School forces. 

9. That we heartily endorse the Sunday School Department of the Bap- 
tist State Convention; that we recognize "Sunday School Missions" as one 
of our regular objects of benevolence, and that we pledge ourselves to con- 
tribute toward its maintenance and enlargement. 

HIGHT C. MOORE, Committee. 

The Treasurer of the Executive Board makes a partial report and is al- 
lowed to make corrections and hand in his report to the Clerk. 

During the mass meeting the splendid choir, led by Bro. J. O. Weathers, 
thrilled the audience with beautiful, soul-stirring music. 

A short intermission is given, during which time the benches are re- 
moved from the church and seats are arranged to accommodate the large 
audience. 

By request of Rev. B. Townsend, the appointee, Dr. W. R. Cullom preached 
the missionary sermon, using as a theme, "Salvation." Text: Romans 
10:14 and 15. 

The Spirit was in the message and those who heard will not forget the 
powerful sermon. 

The collection for Associational Missions amounted to J $10.11. 

The Cumberland Union house of worship had been remodeled and beauti- 
fied, the attendance was large and prompt, the spirit of the meeting was 
fine throughout. Altogether it was a most prosperous and delightful ses- 
sion. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until next year. 

J. M. HOLLEMAN, 

Moderator. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, 

Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



PLEDGES FOR 1906. 



Asso. Miss. 

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Antioch 12 . 50 

Averasboro 5.00 

Baptist Grove 3.00 

Buie's Creek 20.00 

Central 4.00 

Cumberland Union 8.00 

Duke 15.00 

Dunn 20.00 

Friendship 15 . 00 

Hector's Creek 10.00 

Holly Springs 10 . 00 

Juniper Springs 10 . 00 

Mount Tabor 3.00 

Lillington 10 . 00 

Neill's Creek 10 . 00 

New Hill 10.00 

Pine Forest 10.00 

Piney Grove 10 . 00 

Pleasant Ridge 5.00 

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12.00 


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5.00 


10.00 


5.00 


5.00 


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REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION FOR 1904. 



DR. 

To cash, Minutes and Clerk ' $ 35.80 

To cash, Associational Missions 72 . 95 

To cash, State Missions 178.21 

To cash, Home Missions 39.45 

To cash, Foreign Missions 125 . 63 

To cash, Orphanage 120 . 39 

To cash, Ministerial Education 23.75 

To cash, Aged Ministers 37 . 71 

To cash, Sunday School Work 12.40 

Total 

CR. 

By amount paid Minutes and Clerk $ 35 . 80 

By amount paid Treasurer of Executive Board 72.95 

By amount paid Treasurer of State Convention 417.15 

By amount paid Treasurer of Orphanage 120 . 39 

Total 



$ 646.29 



$ 646.29 



A. CAMPBELL, 

Treasurer. 



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Balance from 1904 $81.06 



Total (Dr.) $252 . 32 

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Paid Rev. J. M. Holleman, Missionary $ 31.25 

Paid Rev. D. P. Robbins, Missionary 68.75 

Paid Rev. B. Townsend, Missionary 25.00 

Paid Rev. J. A. Campbell, Missionary 43 . 75 

Paid Rev. E. M. Lassiter 12 . 00 

Paid Miss Belle Tyner, Lady Missionary 25 . 00 

Paid Rev. G. T. Mills 6.25 

Board allowed Secretary for services for 1905 4.00 



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MINUTES 

of the 

THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 

Little River Baptist Association, 

held with 

ULUNGTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 

^j Harnett County, N. C. 



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November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and h\h, 1906. 



J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator, Apex, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk and Treasurer, - - - Bale's Creek, N. C. 



Next session meets with Dunn Baptist Church, Thursday, October 31, 1907. 



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1 Introductory Sermon, - - Berder Townsend. 

Missionary Sermon, - - - - J. A. Campbell. 



NASH BBOTHERS, 

BOOK AND COMMERCIAL PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



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MINUTES 

of the 

THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 

Little River Baptist Association, 

held with 

ULL1NGTON BAPTIST CHURCH, 

Harnett County, JV. C. 

November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4fh, 1906. 



J. M. HOLLEMAN, Moderator, Apex, N. C. 

J. A. CAMPBELL, Clerk and Treasurer, - - - Bnie's Creek, N. C. 



Next session meets with Dunn Baptist Church, Thursday, October 31, 1907. 



Introductory Sermon, ---------- Berder Townsend. 

Missionary Sermon, - J. A. Campbell. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND COMMERCIAL PRINTERS, 

ROLT)SBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

R. J. Bennett, New Hill, N. C. 

J. A. Campbell, Buie's Creek, N. C. 

J. D. Dennis, Fuquay Springs, N. C. 

B. G. Early, Chalybeate Springs, N. C. 
H. W. Graham, Swann's Station, N. C. 
*W. B. Harrell, Dunn, N. C. 

J M. Holleman, Apex, N. C. 

E. M. Lassiter, Buie's Creek, N. C. 
S. C. "Page, R. F. D., Dunn, N. C. 
Berder Townsend, Broadway 



*Rev. W. B. Harrell died November 26, 1906, at Dunn. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 



J. W. Byrd, Chairman, Duke: H. Y. Smith, Secretary, Buie's Creek; E. H. 
Ballentine, Walthall; Dr. C. P. Norris, Lillington; D. H. Nordon, Legal; 
H. C, McNeill, Dunn, and one member from any church not now repre- 
sented, to be elected by the church. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



J. R. Baggett, Buie's Creek; F. Q. Barbee, Lillington; 

Rev. B. G. Early, Chalybeate Springs. 



Proceedings* 



Lillington, Harnett County, N. C. 

Thursday, November 1st, 1906. 

The Little River Association convened in its thirty-first annual session as 
above stated. The introductory sermon was preached by the appointee, Rev. 
E. M. Lassiter. Text: Acts 5:38, 39, "For if this counsel be of man, it will 
come to nought; but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it." 

A few words of welcome were spoken by Dr. C. P. Norris, chairman of 
Committee on Hospitality, and Dr. J. E. Caviness, mayor of Lillington. 

After intermission, the Association convened for business, former Modera- 
tor Holleman presiding. 

Brethren E. H. Ballentine and C. P. Norris are appointed Reading Clerks. 

Roll of churches called and delegates enrolled, as follows: 

Antioch— L. B. Hunt, R. J. Patterson, D. H. Nordon, L. S. Stewart, M. B. 
O'Quinn. 

Angier — J. L. Johnson, P. Pate, V. A. Gardner. 

Averasboro — W. J. Godwin. 

Baptist Grove — W. B. Jones. 

Bethel — D. J. McCorquodale, Alex. West. 

Buie's Creek— J. M. Pope, J. A. Ellis, Z. T. Kivett, W. J. Ennis, L. H. Camp- 
bell. 

Central — J. M. Holleman. 

Cumberland Union — T. B. Lanier, R. R. Lanier. 

Duke— O. C. Putman. f 

Dunn— J. A. Taylor, H. C. McNeill, E. Lee. 

Friendship— L. W. Byrd, J. W. Byrd, F. J. Bethune, D. J. Parker. r ' 

Hector's Creek — C. W. Matthews, O. Bradley, E. A. Johnson, W. F. Smith, 
H. Y. Smith. 

Holly Springs— N. T. Patterson, B. A. Byrd, B. B. Wilson. 

Juniper Springs — Z. Womack, J. D. Thomas, Junius Matthews. 

Lillington— C. P. Norris, H. C. Stewart, A. M. Shaw, F. Q. Barbee, H. J. 
Salmon. 

Macedonia — Not represented. 

Mount Tabor — Represented by letter. 

Neill's Creek — W. T. Morgan, W. R. Flowers. 

New Hill — Represented by letter. 

Pine Forest — J. D. Avera, A. F. Grimes, J. E. Link. 

Piney Grove — E. H. Ballentine, C. H. Norris, A. B. Betts, J. D. Betts. 

Pleasant Ridge — Represented by letter. 

Sherwood— S. C. Page, L. E. McPhail. 

Ordained Ministers — J. M. Holleman, S. C. Page, E. M. Lassiter, J. A. 
Campbell, B. Townsend, B. G. Early. 

Visiting brethren are invited to seats. 

On motion of Dr. C. P. Norris, the present officers are re-elected for the 
ensuing year — Elder J. M. Holleman, Moderator; J. A. Campbell, Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Brethren E. H. Ballentine and N. T. Patterson are appointed Finance 
Committee. 

Brethren B. Townsend, C. P. Norris and E. H. Balletine are appointed- 
Committee on Ord£r of Business. 

On motion, the Association adjourns until to-night, 7:30. 



4 Minutes of the 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Rev. Hight C. Moore, Sunday School Secretary, was present and. ad- 
dressed the body on the Sunday School Work of our State, in a most interest- 
ing and helpful way. 

A collection amounting to $3.23 is taken for the Sunday school work, and 
the Association adjourns until to-morrow, 9:30 a. m. 



FRIDAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. C. H. Norris. Prayer by Bro. 
J. A. Ellis. 

Minutes of yesterday are read and approved. 

Roll of delegates called, and new delegates enrolled. 

Visiting brethren are invited and the following report and are welcomed to 
seats: Rev. J. S. Farmer, representing the Biblical Recorder; Rev. S. P. 
Conrad, representing the North Carolina Baptist; Prof. F. P. Hobgood, 
President of Oxford Seminary; Prof. J. H. Highsmith, chair of Bible, Baptist 
University for Women; Bro. Archibald Johnson, editor of Charity and Chil- 
dren, and representative of Baptist Orphanage; Rev. M. L. Mintz, visiting 
minister from the Bladen Association. 

Bro. Z. T. Kivett reads the report on Temperance, and after remarks by 
him, Rev. S. F. Conrad, Brethren H. C. McNeill and J. A. Taylor, on motion, 
the report is adopted: 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

When you speak against intoxicant drinking you are speaking in favor 
ot temperance. One need not be a Temperance lecturer to be in the cause of 
temperance. You m^y be perfectly silent in that way and yet be a strong 
worker simply by refraining from drinking at the solicitation of all. The 
surrounding neighborhood, county, state or nation will come under the influ- 
ence of men of abstaining lives without they ever opening their mouths on 
the subject of temperance. 

For more than 30 years the temperance question has been a live or real 
one in North Carolina. In fact there is hardly a hamlet in the United 
States that has not during this time been stirred by this question, if we 
judge by reading the daily, weekly or monthly papers and magazines of the 
land. The drinking of intoxicant beverages has been assailed by all kinds of 
advocates, with all kinds of remedies. National and state prohibition, local 
option, high license and even dispensaries have been pushed to the front in 
this, that or the other locality, just as the politicians could decide in their 
minds what the "dear people" wanted most. Out of the whole number of 
states and territories in the union three States have state prohibition. In 
two other states, Iowa and New Hampshire, local option by statutory methods 
has about superceded state prohibition which once prevailed. 

This same method in North Carolina is now affecting about one half the 
State. In six states there is no limitation to the sale of intoxicants except 
a license fee. In South Carolina the government deals out all the liquor 
sold except that which goes through the "blind-tigers". Local option, in some 
form, exists in all the other states not mentioned above. So we see that the 
temperance question is now well before the people of the entire union. It 
may not be generally understood but it is so, the United States government 
does not grant any license to persons to sell whiskey. It exacts a tax of 
$25 a year, from every person, man or woman, who wants to sell certain 



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named beverages and the paper he or she holds against the Revenue Depart- 
ment is a receipt for this $25. 

After the $25 are paid the Department has nothing more to do in the matter 
and these persons have to look to the state for license if the state laws pro- 
hibit the sale of such beverages in that locality. It would seem from this 
that all places where the people want prohibition they can have it by a law, 
when they can educate the masses up to the necessity of the same. 

We will, perhaps, never have prohibition in North Carolina until that 
question is lifted higher than the party or the average politician's desire, 
for prohibition is always a secondary consideration with the partisan. The 
establishing of dispensaries in any section or state, is no move towards tem- 
perance for it does not stop the sale of whiskey but changes the salesman. 

Dispensaries have been offered to North Carolina as a remedy against 
the drink evil and perhaps it is not generally known that she has about one 
third as many of these cure alls as South Carolina. Virginia has 11, Ala- 
bama 49, Georgia 21, North Carolina 31, South Carolina 143. It is very 
doubtful if Temperance will ever have a better or stronger friend than local 
option. Adopting other remedies for the drink evil, along with this, is just 
a siding up to the real one, National prohibition. 

The dispensary is, perhaps, as questionable as Saloons, for they undoubt- 
edly appeal to the selfishness of men for a large part of their defense. In 
some sections where they exist no tax is levied on the tax payer and this is 
an appeal to his pocket book. More than that, they stand in the way of 
temperance, as we see now manifested in the city of Raleigh where there has 
been an effort for months to get a vote on saloons or prohibition. They also 
offer great opportunities for graft. 

When we want prohibition bad enough to lay down our party feelings and 
place the question of whiskey or no whiskey above every other question, we 
will be on the side of prohibition in earnest and have a winning chance. 

It can hardly be said that the Watts or Ward law we now have in this 
State is an expression of the prohibitionist, but what was given them as a 
morsel for the present. The only reason why there is any difference in the 
conditions along the whiskey line in North Carolina now and those that 
existed in 1882 when the state lost prohibition by 80,000 or more votes, is 
that the people have been educated up to this higher plane of duty they owe 
to themselves and the state. It ought to seem clear then to the friends of 
temperance that a steady stream of propagandism should be used as a sure 
means of success, not far in the future. 

We cannot now see very clearly as to which of the two principal methods, 
local option or prohibition, would be best for North Carolina. There is 
strong evidence that prohibition does not prohibit as well as local option, 
when a whole state is in consideration, because a prohibition state soon be- 
comes a dumping ground for all adjoining non-prohibition states. The peo- 
ple of the South should, however, be proud of the conditions that exist along 
the line of temperance as compared with other large sections of our nation. 
For example, in New York State there are 3,500 more persons engaged in 
the dealing of whiskey than there are in the entire South. Perhaps, this could 
be accounted for if the foreign population were taken in consideration; as 
there are only 16 foreign born persons to each 1,000 in the Southern States, 
while 178 such persons to the 1,000 exist in New York and other states out- 
side of the line of the 14 Southern States. 

Prohibition is strongest in the United States where true Americanism is 
strongest. The inquiry now is "What is the true situation of the temperance 
question in this country." In answer we have to say that ware house reports 
show that in 1892, 1.49 gallons of distilled spirits were consumed by each 



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man, woman and child of the United States. In 1905 the same class of re- 
ports show that 1.38 gallons were consumed by each individual. 

Imported distilled spirits is not considered as it is quite small. The quan- 
tity of wine and fermented liquors consumed are about the same in these 
years. The decrease is in the alcoholic liquors, for we find that the wines 
and beers are weaker in alcohol in the last than the first dates. Temper- 
ance has had the effect of producing many drinks comparatively weak in 
alcohol for what is considered "dry" localities. Local option is perhaps the 
best remedy for the drink evil, until it reaches every hamlet and then Na- 
tional prohibition will be easily secured and our country rid of this, the 
devil's strong agency of vice and crime. 

Z. T. KIVETT, Committee. 

The subject of Periodicals is taken up and discussed by Brethren J. S. 
Farmer, A. Johnson, S. F. Conrad and J. A. Campbell, and, on motion, the 
report is adopted: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Baptists have ever stood for culture and proper information. They were 
the first to found a great college and newspaper in North Carolina. They 
have been seeking to disseminate the truths of the Gospel, and the facts 
as to its progress among men for all the years. To better perform this task, 
our fathers founded the Recorder seventy-three years ago. Through all 
these years the Recorder has stood for our work and people. It now has 
over eleven Thousand subscribers and is prepared to render better ser- 
vice than ever before in its history. Its aim is to surpass all other papers 
in the service it is able to render to our Master's cause. Every Baptist family 
should read the Recorder, for not one of them can be intelligent regarding 
our work in North Carolina without it. 

Charity and Children, our Orphanage paper, should be in every home. 
We recommend that every Sunday school take a club of ten or more. 

The Foreign Mission Journal, the Home Field, The North Carolina Bap- 
tist, the Little River Record and the literature of our Sunday School Board 
should be liberally supported. They are each doing good work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. FARMER, 
For the Committee. 

A Committee on Time, Place and Preacher for the next Union and Asso- 
ciation are appointed: E. H. Ballentine, N. T. Patterson, D. J. Parker, W. T. 
Morgan and A. M. Shaw. 

On motion, the Association adjourns one hour for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Prayer by Bro. A. B. Betts. 

Bro. E. H. Ballentine reads the report on Home Missions, and, after re- 
marks by him, Rev. J. S. Farmer and Rev. S. F. Conrad, on motion, the report 
is adopted: 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is located 
in Atlanta, Ga. It operates in the Southern States, Mexico, Cuba, Panama 



Little River Baptist Association. 1 

and the Isle of Pines. Following the example of the Apostle Paul on his 
missionary journeys, it works principally in the large cities where it can 
most easily come in contact with the masses of the people. Last year the 
Board reported 718 missionaries and 10,551 baptisms. This year, 890 mis- 
sionaries and 15,436 baptisms, an increase of 172 missionaries and a gain of 
48 per cent, in baptisms. Surely we have much for which to thank God. 

There is still need for greater enlargement for from all over the field comes 
the cry for more missionaries. During the fiscal year ending, in June of 
this year more than a million foreigners came to our shores. The Board is 
endeavoring to meet these increasing demands, by trying to give the gospel to 
those coming into its territory, and for that reason calls for increased con- 
tributions. Let us heed the call and contribute more and more each year. 

Surely, we of the Little River Association are not doing full duty along 
this line, for last year we gave an average of less than two and one-half 
cents per member to the Home Mission work. 

E. H. BALLENTINE, Committee 

Bro. H. Y. Smith reads the report on the Orphanage, and, after remarks 
by Brethren A. Johnson and J. H. Highsmith, on motion, the report is 
adopted. Collection for Orphanage, $4.92. 

ORPHANAGE REPORT. 

There are 333 children at the Orphanage, and the outlook for the insti- 
tution is excellent. Rev. M. L. Kesler is proving to be the very man for the 
position he holds. The health of the children is very good indeed. 

Two large dormitories are now in course of erection — one the enlargement 
of the Watson Home and the other being built by Mr. E. P. Aydlette, a 
wealthy lawyer of Elizabeth City. A fragment of the old debt remains, and 
it is earnestly hoped that our churches will wipe it out entirely on Thanks- 
giving. The same rigid economy is practiced in the management of the Or- 
phanage, the per capita cost of maintaining a child being $6.12 a mo